Hillary Clinton is receiving backlash from Democrats for blasting President Donald Trump and those who voted for him at a conference in India last weekend.
“We (Democrats) do not do well with white men and we don’t do well with married white women,” the former secretary of state said of her political party. “Part of that is an identification with the Republican Party and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.”
Some officials facing tough re-election fights are now distancing themselves, taking offense to her blaming her loss in the 2016 presidential election on racism and misogyny.
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) responded by telling The Washington Post, “Those are kind of fighting words for me…I don’t think that’s the way you should talk to any voter, especially one in my state.”
Sen. Sherrod Brown (R-Ohio) told The Huffington Post, “I don’t really care what she said, I just think that that’s not helpful.”
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“She put herself in a position where [Democrats] from states that Trump won will have to distance themselves from her even more,” one former senior Clinton aide told The Hill. “That’s a lot of states.”
Clinton also suggested at the India Today Enclave that anyone who voted for Trump was less productive in less productive parts of the country and that they were attracted by the president’s “backwards” message.
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Watch the “Outnumbered” co-hosts react above.