Hillary Clinton achieved bipartisan disdain over the weekend when she made a number of comments on the 2016 race that rubbed both Republicans and Democrats the wrong way.
During a conference in India over the weekend, Clinton was asked by India Today editor Aroon Purie, who called her the “should be President” about the election.
“I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards,” Hillary replied. “You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs, you don’t want to you know see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are, whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.’”
At one point, she also suggested that America “does not deserve” Trump.
Her comments did not go over well, even in blue circles.
“She put herself in a position where [Democrats] from states that Trump won will have to distance themselves from her even more,” one former senior Clinton aide told The Hill. “That’s a lot of states.
”She’s annoying me. She’s annoying everyone, as far as I can tell,” a 2016 Clinton surrogate said about her remarks. “Who lets her say these things?”
“If these statements are a form of catharsis, it would be in the Democratic Party’s best interest for her to get these out of her system soon,” a senior Obama aide also told the Hill, being rather diplomatic. “We need leaders like her to look forward to 2020 and how to unify the party, not continue to re-litigate the past.”
On the other side of the political divide, Trump-backed Rick Saccone tried to use Clinton’s remarks to get last minute support in the PA-18.
The RNC also issued a statement making it clear they also were trying to move on from Clinton.