Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Thursday evening that she would support a woman for president if that candidate was a like-minded Democrat.
“I just hope she’s someone I agree with, so I can support her,” Clinton told a crowd in Toronto Thursday evening.
Clinton says she believes a woman will one day be President but adds, “I just hope she’s someone I agree with, so I can support her!”
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The former 2016 Democratic nominee for president also said that the only way to extricate sexism from politics is to have more women run for office. It does not appear Clinton would throw her weight behind a candidate simply because she is a woman. The candidate also needs to share her views on politics and policy, which are definitively on the left-side of the American political spectrum.
Clinton blamed women who didn’t vote for her in 2016 on misogyny, claiming they listened to the men in their lives on who to support.
“All of a sudden, the husband turns to the wife, ‘I told you, she’s going to be in jail. You don’t wanna waste your vote.’ The boyfriend turns to the girlfriend and says, ‘She’s going to get locked up, don’t you hear? She’s going to get locked up,” Clinton told Vox in September. “Instead of saying, ‘I’m taking a chance, I’m going to vote,’ it didn’t work.”
Clinton also said Thursday that she was so disappointed by losing to President Donald Trump that she “just wanted to pull the covers” over her head. The former secretary of state hit back against the Trump administration for Kellyanne Conway’s assertion in January that the White House was using “alternative facts” to describe the crowd size at Trump’s inauguration.
“There is no such thing as an alternative fact,” Clinton said.
Other topics of the interview included Russian meddling in the 2016 election and Trump’s views towards and treatment of women.
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