In a Saturday Facebook post,Hillary Clinton tried to defend her recent remarks that were critical of voters who supported President Donald Trump.
While attending a conference in Mumbai, India, Clinton embarked on another blistering attack on the voting block that she characterized as “a basket of deplorables” during the 2016 presidential election campaign.
While stating that America did not “deserve” Trump, Clinton told her audience that states with a higher socio-economic standing voted for her while less prosperous states supported her Republican opponents.
As Fox News reports, although the failed presidential candiate said she “meant no district to any individiual or group” she wasted no time in reinforcing her claims that women voted for Trump because men in their lives told them to do so.
“[T]here is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around,” Clinton posted on Facebook. “As much as I hate the possibility, and hate saying it, it’s not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance – even within the same household.”
Clinton also claims that her comments were simply misunderstood.
“I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted,” Clinton said in her Facebook post. “I meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.”
The former secretary of state doubled-back on Trump for using “scare tactics and false attacks [that masked] the fact that he is otherwise no friend to most Americans.”
Clinton’s diatribe prompted several unnamed sources close to the former first lady to suggest it was time for her to cease her post-election whining because she was “annoying everyone.”