Twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is backing away from comments she made last week when she viciously attacked “white women” who voted for President Trump; saying her comments were “misinterpreted” and that she “meant no disrespect.”
The former Secretary of State was responding to a fierce backlash against comments she made while speaking in India, saying “white women” only voted for Trump because they were pressured to do so by their “husbands, bosses, and sons.”
Clinton posted a response on her official Facebook page, saying “I also mentioned something in passing that’s gotten a lot of negative attention.”
“There is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around,” she writes. “I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted. I meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.”
Clinton’s comments were harshly rebuked by leading Democrats and other liberal lawmakers last week, with the hosts of ABC’s ‘The View’ slamming the former candidate for her inflammatory rhetoric and labeling her a “political virus” on the Democratic party.
Read the full statement below:
During an interview last week with an Indian news publication, I was asked about 2016, and whether Trump is the "virus"…
FIREWORKS: Hosts of ‘The View’ SLAM HILLARY, Say She's a ‘POLITICAL VIRUS’
Sparks flew at ABC’s ‘The View’ on Tuesday, with co-hosts Joy Behar, Meghan McCain, and Whoopi Goldberg unloading on former presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton; saying she was a “political virus” who needs “back-off right now.”
The hosts were discussing Clinton’s recent comments in India where she bizarrely stated that ‘white women’ voted for Donald Trump because their husbands forced them to.
“She ran one of the worst campaigns ever, she didn’t do the kind of ground game in Wisconsin and North Carolina that she should have,” said McCain. “At this point, you can stop making this about virtue signaling and race. A lot of it was about poverty and the economy.”
“If you’re messaging is, ‘Woman can’t think for themselves, that our husbands and our bosses and sons tell us what to do,’ that’s quite the message going forward into the midterms,” she added.
“I think everybody just has to stop talking, we have to stop looking back,” said Whoopi.
“The Clintons are a virus in the Democratic Party, you have to move on,” McCain told Behar.
“I thought that it was time for them to back-off. Right now, right now. They’re not helping the party right now,” Behar agreed.
Watch the fiery exchange above.
CLINTON GOES NUCLEAR: Hillary Says 'WHITE WOMEN' Were Forced to Vote for Trump by Their Husbands
Hillary Clinton took her international excuses tour to a new low over the weekend; telling a packed audience at a conference in India that ‘white women’ overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump simply because their husbands forced them to.
The former Secretary of State was speaking to the India Today Conclave event on Saturday when she found yet another excuse for her 2016 defeat to Donald Trump; this time blaming ‘white women’ of both political parties who would have voted for her otherwise.
“[Democrats] do not do well with white men and we don’t do well with married, white women,” Clinton explained. “And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party, and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should,” said Clinton.
“What happened in my election, I was on the way to winning white women until former Director of the FBI Jim Comey dropped that ill-advised letter; then my numbers went down,” she added. “All of a sudden white women who were going to vote for me and standing up to the men in their lives were told she’s going to jail.”
Watch Clinton’s outrageous comments here: