President Joe Biden’s full-throated denunciation of his political rivals has turned off even some on the left as he repeatedly describes millions of Republican voters as a threat to American democracy.
One prominent Democrat who is apparently still on board with his divisive rhetoric, however, is failed 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. In fact, she used a CNN appearance on the 21st anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to issue a similar verbal assault on supporters of former President Donald Trump.
Although the segment began with a discussion of the attacks that left nearly 3,000 Americans dead in 2001, Clinton soon segued into remarks aimed at modern-day conservatives. Instead of discussing the unity among Americans of all ideological persuasions in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, Clinton opted for a broader discussion of “extremism of any kind.”
In a thinly veiled jab at the same conservative voters repeatedly targeted by the president, Clinton said America has “been reminded about how important it is to try to deal with extremism of any kind, especially when it uses violence to try to achieve political and ideological goals.”
Putting aside the fact that leftist activists engaged in political violence throughout much of the Trump administration, Clinton set her sights on the supposed threats posed by Trump-supporting Republicans.
Tucker Carlson on the media’s Orwellian lies about the political violence being committed by Leftist activists. First time I’ve seen the bodycam footage police released. pic.twitter.com/UBRU9nRSVZ
— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) July 28, 2020
When CNN host Dana Bash asked her if the same type of post-9/11 unity could ever be possible in today’s America, Clinton replied: “I give President Biden a lot of credit for trying to continue to reach out to people while still sounding the alarm about the threats to our democracy.”
Her diatribe went on to include another endorsement of Biden’s rhetoric and record.
“I wish now that people would come together behind President Biden, who is doing an amazing job trying to rebuild our manufacturing sector, trying to deal with climate change, expand healthcare, and all the other things, including trying to do something about gun violence,” she said.
Despite Biden’s stubbornly low approval rating, Clinton claimed that his agenda is packed with positions that “the vast majority of Americans approve of.”
Even when Bash attempted to elicit a comment about the recent death of Queen Elizabeth II, Clinton once again set her site on “a small but very vocal, very powerful, very determined minority who wants to impose their views on all the rest of us.”