Hillary Clinton this past weekend fired shots at President Trump‘s 2016 election victory, blaming her shocking loss on the poorer areas of the United States.
At the India Today Conclave 2018 in Mumbai, Clinton explained to a crowd that the states she had won over represented a higher gross domestic product than those won by Trump.
“If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where Trump won,” Clinton said. “I win the coast, I win, you know, Illinois and Minnesota, places like that.”
“I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product,” she continued. “So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards.”
Clinton swiftly defeated Trump in the popular vote but failed to seize the same level of victory in the electoral college after losing out on several states that had been reliably liberal in past elections including states such as Michigan which hadn’t voted Republican since 1988.
While speaking at the Mumbai event, the former Secretary of State suggested her opponent’s polarized message reached out to racists and sexists in modern society.
“You didn’t like black people getting rights, you don’t like women, you know, getting jobs,” Clinton outlined of Trump’s message. “You don’t want, you know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.”
Clinton also discussed her hope during her talk that Trump would be challenged by a Republican in 2020.
Several Republicans, like Senator Jeff Flake and Ohio Governor John Kasich, have been rumored to be interested in opposing the president, but none have formally declared their candidacy.
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