Hillary Clinton, the twice-failed presidential candidate, is back into the political fray and is again looking to contest President Donald Trump. Although she is not looking for a competition on the ballot, she is advocating for Democrat candidates in a momentous congressional election.
Clinton is back to conducting interviews with mainstream media outlets, is tweeting back at President Trump, and just recently announced that she would be conducting a 13-city tour across the U.S. and Canada.
Gallup recently polled people about the return and simply asked whether they favorably view the former presidential nominee—perhaps some time away from her would lead to an increase of favorability?
Not even a point.
According to the Gallup poll, Clinton’s return to politics did not even garner her one additional point and tied her all-time low approval rating of 36 percent.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has continued bickering with President Donald Trump, even as she remains historically unpopular.
Meanwhile, a Gallup tracking poll released on Sept. 28 found Clinton’s favorability rating remaining at an all-time low of 36 percent, having languished since December 2017.
Despite her historic unpopularity, Clinton isn’t shying away from the political spotlight.
That’s bad, really bad.
If the “champion for women” is supposed to be the leader of the Democrat Party, then it is unlikely that there will be a blue wave in November.
On Thursday, Clinton took on President Trump directly in a tweet which has since gone viral.
The former presidential nominee responded to a statement from Trump which said Clinton was somehow responsible for Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
The initial tweet read: “President Trump directly accused Hillary Clinton of engaging in a conspiracy with Russia to affect the 2016 election during a rally in Pennsylvania.”
As NBC News reports, Trump did accuse Clinton of being directly involved:
President Donald Trump directly accused Hillary Clinton of engaging in a conspiracy with Russia to affect the 2016 election during a campaign rally here Wednesday night.
“There was collusion between Hillary, the Democrats and Russia,” Trump said, just after his supporters had chanted “lock her up” about Clinton. “There was a lot of collusion with them and Russia and lots of other people.”
“Seriously, you asked Russia to hack me on national television,” Clinton responded. The tweet was quickly shared tens of thousands of times and had more than 79,000 within 24 hours.
Seriously, you asked Russia to hack me on national television. https://t.co/YPktJyQ7Gx
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) October 11, 2018
Clinton also recently made headlines when, during a CNN interview, she said there would be no civility in politics. She accused Republicans of being instigators of violence from political tensions. She also said they sought to destroy the fabric of the American political system. Many people online speculated that Clinton was simply projecting what the Democrat Party was actually doing.
During the interview, Clinton said “civility can start again” only after Democrat gets majorities in one or both legislative chambers.
From the Daily Caller:
Clinton told CNN’s Christine Amanpour that one cannot be civil with a political party that “wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about.”
“That’s why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and/or the Senate, that’s when civility can start again,” Clinton asserted. “But until then, the only thing that the Republicans seem to recognize and respect is strength.”
And, here’s more on the Clintons’ tour, via USA Today:
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Former President Bill Clinton and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will be traveling the U.S. and Canada together, stopping in 13 cities from November 2018 to May 2019. Unfortunately for those hoping for a “Partridge Family”-style tour, the Clintons will not be performing any family musical acts, but instead holding a series of conversations about Clintonian matters.
The talks, titled “An Evening with President Bill Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton,” will focus on “stories and inspiring anecdotes that shaped their historic careers in public service, while also discussing issues of the day and looking toward the future,” according to the tour’s organizer, Live Nation.