Hillary Clinton is continuing her post-election tour, speaking ill of American voters, ostracizing half the country, and finding more factors to blame for her presidential election loss.
Earlier this week, her tour brought her to a Manhattan women’s club event where she marveled that America was losing its moral compass. During the event, she also took credit for the #MeToo movement despite her close ties to disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.
During a Q & A session, the former Democrat presidential candidate was asked about the #MeToo movement, which brought to light sexual misconduct in Hollywood and affected politics and businesses across the country.
Clinton was asked plainly if she believed the movement would have still happened if she won the presidency over President Trump. Clinton’s response was a head-turner for sure. Check it out, per Daily Mail:
Clinton’s remarks were caught on video at the Manhattan women’s club The Wing on Tuesday night, where she continued to cast blame over her loss in the 2016 presidential election.
Someone at the talk asked: ‘In an alternative reality, if you were president today in 2018, do you think the #MeToo movement would’ve still happened?’
‘I believe that it was a wave that was building and building and building,’ Clinton responded. ‘I think my losing probably accelerated that wave, but the wave was coming.’
“Clinton has long been close to Weinstein, appearing with him at movie premiers and relying on him for campaign cash,” Daily Mail reports.
Also according to the report, Clinton dined with Weinstein just days after her 2016 election loss.
“Weinstein’s relationship with the Clinton family dates back decades – he donated $10,000 to Bill Clinton’s legal fund when, as president, he faced impeachment in the Monica Lewinsky scandal,” the report adds.
Here’s more from the event:
Clinton gave a wide-ranging talk to the crowd that discussed everything from Putin and Pizzagate to being ‘vilified’ by the president.
‘When you’ve been accused of everything like I have and you realize people actually believe it, it’s really depressing,’ she said.
‘I don’t want anyone to go through that. To be lied about and vilified is damaging to our body politic,’ Clinton added as she touched on Trump’s ‘lock her up’ chants.
‘Trump still yells lock her up. Does he think I’m president? Someone also needs to tell Fox News they can’t impeach me, it doesn’t work that way with a private citizen.’
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Clinton told the crowd that it was ‘very hard’ to watch Trump be president, but that she realized it couldn’t be ‘paralyzing’.
‘It’s worse than I thought it was going to be, and I thought it was going to be bad,’ she said, adding she ‘encouraged and admired the staying power of The Resistance’.
Clinton also took aim at Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying he was ‘determined to destabilize the west’ and calling him a ‘world-class misogynist’.
She touched on the hacked emails by Wikileaks, and the Pizzagate conspiracy theory that came from it.
‘It spread like wildfire,’ she said of the claim members of the Democratic party were running coded emails to run a secret child-sex ring in the basement of a pizza place.
‘You look and that and think, that’s ridiculous,’ she said. ‘But you have no idea how many people will believe things that are presented as news.’