Hillary Clinton: US Didn't 'Deserve' a Trump Victory

Says she won the forward-looking parts of the country
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Mar 13, 2018 6:03 AM CDT
Hillary Clinton: US Didn't 'Deserve' a Trump Victory
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, center, comes out of the Jodhpur airport upoon her arrival in Jodhpur, Rajasthan state, India, Tuesday, March 13, 2018.   (AP Photo/Sunil Verma)

Hillary Clinton told an audience in India that the United States did not "deserve" Donald Trump's presidency and that these are "perilous times." The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate spoke over the weekend at a conference in Mumbai, per the AP. "I won the places that represent two-thirds of America's gross domestic product," Clinton said. "So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, 'Make America Great Again,' was looking backwards," she said. As CNN notes, those comments have been highlighted by the Republican National Committee as "Bitter Hillary Clinton trashes America's Heartland."

Elaborating on the "backwards" line, Clinton said, "You know, you didn't like black people getting rights, you don't like women, you know, getting jobs." Clinton was critical of the campaign tactics of her opponent and questioned whether she should have provided more entertainment to voters who responded to Trump's brash style. She also believes former FBI director James Comey's Oct. 28, 2016, letter to Congress about her private email server cost her support from white women voters. Conservative outlets including the Daily Caller and Twitchy, meanwhile, were calling attention to Clinton slipping twice on a flight of stairs in India.

(Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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