Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election.
It seems everyone not named Hillary Clinton has accepted the above statement, moved on with their lives and is watching President Trump continue a phenomenally efficient presidency.
But, the former Democrat candidate is still talking about other reasons why she may have lost. She has previously blamed former FBI Director James Comey and the FBI, the Justice Department and members of the Obama administration, sexism and misogamy, rural Americans and women across the country, Russian entities and Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Her latest excuse is really something out of left field.
She’s blaming a “very large proportion” of Americans for being uneasy about having women in positions of leadership.
Check it out, per Mediaite:
During a sit-down in Australia, Hillary Clinton reflected on what may have been responsible for her defeat in the 2016 election.
On Thursday, the twice-defeated presidential candidate sat with Julia Gillard, Australia’s first female prime minister, and spoke about sexism in politics. Clinton had a lot to say.
The former Secretary of State mentioned how men who run for office “come in all sizes and shapes” with “all kinds of hairstyles” and they go unmentioned because you’re “used to seeing men in these roles” and women are still “breaking glass ceilings.” She also invoked President Trump‘s attacks of women like Carly Fiorina and Megyn Kelly during the election for their appearances, which she insisted was a way for him to “undermine” women.
“There is still a very large proportion of the population that is uneasy with women in positions of leadership,” Clinton said, “and so the easiest way to kind of avoid having to look at someone on her merits is to dismiss her on her looks.”
“There is this fear, there is this anger, even rage about women seeking power, women exercising power and people fall back on these attacks like you’re a witch or you should go to prison,” Clinton added, per the report. “It’s not a majority, thank goodness, it’s not, but it’s a very vocal minority at least in my country. And sometimes these tropes are very much part of the press coverage.”
Classic case of narcissism.
— Art Tavana (@arttavana) May 12, 2018
So many excuses so little introspection!
— shane redden (@shaneredden1) May 12, 2018
Maybe someone should remind Clinton that it was Democrat lawmakers who resisted President Trump from nominating U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, and Small Business Administration Secretary Linda McMahon – to name a few.
It is members of mainstream media that often attack members of the Trump administration like White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, former communications aide Hope Hicks, and adviser Ivanka Trump.
The list of women within the Trump administration is a lengthy one, via the Hill:
His list of female appointees is long: Nikki Haley, Ambassador to the United Nations (not only a woman but also child of Indian American Sikh immigrants); Elaine Chao, Secretary of Transportation; Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security; Dr. Heather Wilson, Secretary of the Air Force; Sarah Sanders, White House Press Secretary; Kellyanne Conway, Counselor to the President; Linda McMahon, Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration; Betsy DeVos, Secretary of Education; Jovita Carranza, U.S. Treasurer (also a minority and first-generation Mexican American immigrant); Neomi Rao, Regulation Czar (also a minority and daughter of parents from India); Seema Verma, Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (also a minority); Heather Brand, Associate Attorney General; Kelly Sadler, Director of Surrogate & Coalitions Outreach; Mercedes Schlapp, Senior Communications Advisor (also a minority whose father was once a political prisoner of Fidel Castro); Ivanka Trump, Advisor to the President; Hope Hicks, Communications Director; Jessica Ditto, Deputy Director of Communications; and Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Adviser who according to White House sources will remain in her position through the end of January and will likely be replaced by another woman after Powell completes her first year in office.
Maybe a “very large proportion” of Americans just didn’t want Hillary in a position of power:
No they just didn’t want to see you in power
— the Zodiac (@Zodiiakk) May 12, 2018
I’d be totally happy to see Nikki Haley in charge. It’s not the woman thing, it’s the Hillary thing.
— Ragnar Danneskjold (@jcrowder55) May 12, 2018
Nooo, we just didn’t want HER!
— Tara (@TruCelt) May 12, 2018
We encourage women of all diversities to be empowered to succeed, we just don’t want the most corrupt woman in the world to lead the way…@HillaryClinton you do not represent women of strength…
— Samantha Jones (@SamanthaSJones4) May 12, 2018
Note: The author of this article has included commentary that expresses an opinion and analysis of the facts.
No, we just feel uneasy about Hillary Clinton having power.
— Andrew Love (@VictoryInLove) May 12, 2018