by Mitch Kokai
Senior Political Analyst, John Locke Foundation
Failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton believes half of the country needs to be forcibly re-educated to abandon the ideology that led them to vote for former President Donald Trump.
In a sitdown interview with CNN on Thursday, Clinton — who infamously said in 2016 that half of Trump’s supporters belonged in a “basket of deplorables” — alleged that “MAGA extremists” who only “take their marching orders from Donald Trump” deserve to be brainwashed.
“When do they break with him?” Clinton pondered aloud. “Because at some point, maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members. But something needs to happen.”
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, who conducted the interview, nodded in response.
The longtime sore loser implied that she’s used to partisan “bitter battles” over issues like “gun control and climate change and the economy and taxes.” When it comes to engaging with the GOP under Trump, however, she can’t stomach it without suggesting mass indoctrination.
“There wasn’t this little tail of extremism waving, you know, wagging the dog of the Republican Party as it is today,” Clinton insisted.
The former secretary of state not only accused GOP politicians and voters of saying and doing things that “they know better than to say or do,” but suggested those who dissent from Democrats’ preferred narrative should face consequences.
“It will require us defeating those most extreme measures and the people who promote them in order to try to get to some common ground where people can, again, work together,” Clinton said.
Clinton claimed Trump voters “don’t like migrants, maybe they don’t like gay people or black people or the woman who got the promotion at work” and that they are being emotionally and psychologically manipulated by the top Republican.