At her latest book event Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton claimed that Fox News has “fed conspiracy theories and enemies and dramatic coverage of events, whether they are significant or not.”
As the Boston Herald reports, the two-time Democratic presidential candidate was in town to sell her latest memoir, “What Happened,” when she was asked how politics had changed since her husband, former President Bill Clinton, first ran for the chief executive job in 1996.
The former first lady immediately cited Fox News as a major difference.
“(It) has really altered a significant number of Americans’ views about politics,” she said, according to the Herald.
Clinton also returned to her favorite topics: President Donald Trump and Russia, and described the president’s proposed tax cut as “an abomination,” encouraging the audience to protest against it “every way that we can” because it will “bust open the deficit.”
The former secretary of state expressed astonishment that Trump would accept the word of Vladimir Putin when the Russian president says he did not interfere in the 2016 U.S. election.
“Our president has said he believes Vladimir Putin over the U.S. intelligence community,” Clinton said. “Once again he is playing right into Russia’s hands and this is shameful. … He should do his job.”
Clinton’s multinational book launch, which has become a mixture of farewell tour and campaign stop, continues to attract sold-out crowds and fervent fans.
“We are paying attention more than ever,” Katie Martell told USA Today. “We lost the election, but there is a silver lining — people are becoming more involved than ever before.”