Hillary Clinton has started to become more visible after her loss to now President Donald Trump however, she seems to be looking for scapegoats for her loss. Directly after her defeat, Clinton disappeared off the map for a while but slowly started to reappear more and more.
During an interview Tuesday with CNN’s CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Clinton said she accepted “absolute personal responsibility” but buried that statement with several reasons why she lost. Hitting topics like James Comey, Misogyny, and WikiLeaks, Clinton came up with numerous excuses. But then she made the following statement about her debates with Trump:
“I kept waiting for the moment — you know, I’ve watched a million presidential debates in my life — and I was waiting for the moment when one of the people asking the questions would have said, “Well, so, exactly how are you going to create more jobs?” Right? I mean, I thought that, you know, at some moment that would happen. And I was ready for that moment.”
You can watch her comments below if you don’t want to watch the entire interview skip to 26:33 for her the above quote:
The irony is that the question did happen, and Clinton had no idea. During the first debate between the rivals, Trump and Clinton had to answer questions based on the “Achieving Prosperity” topic. NBC News anchor Lester Holt asked the following question:
“There are two economic realities in America today. There have been a record six straight years of job growth, and new census numbers how incomes have increased at a record rate after years of stagnation. However, income inequality remains significant, and nearly half of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Beginning with you, Secretary Clinton, why are you a better choice than your opponent to create the kinds of jobs that will put more money into the pockets of American works?”
When Clinton had finished up answering her nonsense, Trump was given the same question. His response was way more strategic including lowering corporate tax rate and renegotiating international trade agreements. Trump stated the following about Jobs to Holt:
“Companies will come. They will build. They will expand. New companies will start.”
Then, as if his answer wasn’t good enough, Holt said the following:
“Let me follow up with Mr. Trump. You’ve talked about creating 25 million jobs, and you’ve promised to bring back millions of jobs for Americans. How are you going to bring back the industries that have left this country for cheaper labor overseas? How, specifically, are you going to tell American manufacturers that you have to come back?”
This specific question ended up giving Clinton the edge in this first debate, but it didn’t give her the election win. Clinton is obviously searching for any excuse other than herself to why she failed. The reality is, Clinton always pushes the blame on others.
What do you think about Clinton? Do you think she should have won the presidency or do you think she belongs outside of the White House…or worse, jail?
Credit: Washington Post