Hillary Clinton’s blame-tour continued with yet another scapegoat in her growing list of reasons for why she lost the 2016 election.
Nearly two years after her stunning election loss to President Donald Trump, the failed Democratic presidential nominee still won’t accept responsibility for her defeat, adding another explanation to her “What Happened” narrative.
“I felt so bad that people had to hide their support for me,” Clinton said during her appearance at PEN America’s World Voices Festival in New York City on Sunday where she delivered the Arthur Miller Freedom to Write Lecture.
— Anne Summers (@SummersAnne) April 23, 2018
Clinton’s speech in her first public appearance since fired FBI chief James Comey began his own book tour focused on her favorite topic: Trump, whom she compared to authoritarian leaders suppressing journalism in their countries.
“We have a president who seems to reject the role of a free press in our democracy,” Hillary Clinton said on Sunday at PEN America’s World Voices Festival https://t.co/MXkQNIgNWF pic.twitter.com/I7iX5z7MpA
— New York Times Arts (@nytimesarts) April 23, 2018
Following her speech, Clinton was interviewed on stage by the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, where she continued revisiting her election loss. The Nigerian feminist and writer asked Clinton at one point why her Twitter bio begins with the word “wife.”
— SubDeliveryZone (@SubDeliveryZone) April 23, 2018
The former secretary of state thinking the people of America “had to hide their support” for her was another example of Clinton’s remarkable lack of self-awareness. Reactions to her “delusional” remarks abounded on Twitter.
Poor journalists https://t.co/Uk4pqpSmk7
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) April 23, 2018
Wait! Weren’t they throwing their support for HRC in everyones face, while I was hiding my support for @realDonaldTrump in fear of my house being burned to the ground at night? AH! I get it, it’s just Dems trying to rewrite history, AGAIN.
Ya old games ain’t gonna work this time!
— QANONMAMA (@45KeepsWinning) April 23, 2018
Even when alone in the voting booth; they were forced against their will to vote for Trump?
So she’s still on the “Denial” stage here in 2018 hunh… okay.
Any idea when she might be done with this?
— Bert Difig (@BertDifig1) April 23, 2018
Where did people have to hide their support for her? It’s the opposite. @HillaryClinton you are delusional
— Reaganette (@Ezinger44) April 23, 2018
US news anchors were in barely concealed grief as Hillary was losing…
I mean, seriously https://t.co/nib0KNwww1
— Gʀᴀʏ Cᴏɴɴᴏʟʟʏ (@GrayConnolly) April 23, 2018
That’s not how you spell “disdain.” https://t.co/EBuc4Zf79K
— neontaster (@neontaster) April 23, 2018
???????????????? Voters in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania hid their support for her. ????????????????
— DC Dude (@DCDude1776) April 23, 2018
Really scraping the bottom of the barrel with this one. Must be finally running low on excuses. https://t.co/vPLG5Sh8qj
— MommaShark36 (@MommaShark36) April 23, 2018
This is incredibly delusional.
Trump’s over-performance vs. pre-election polls suggests that, if anything, it was *his* voters who hid their support. https://t.co/PMBdAoqDA3
— Alex F. Baldwin (@VerumVulnero1) April 23, 2018
Meanwhile, Shania Twain is currently apologizing to the mob for saying she would have voted for Trump. This is myopic. https://t.co/IHxK253L4e
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) April 23, 2018