WATCH: Hillary Suggests ‘Formal Deprogramming’ of Trump ‘Cult Members’

October 6, 2023

Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said supporters of former president Donald Trump, whom she calls "cult members," should face "formal deprogramming."

"Sadly, so many of those extremists, those MAGA extremists, take their marching orders from Donald Trump who has no credibility left by any measure," Clinton said Thursday on CNN. "At some point, you know, maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members."

Clinton added that "there wasn't this little tail of extremism waving, you know, wagging the dog of the Republican Party" before the Trump era.

Clinton's comments come years after she infamously called Trump supporters "deplorables" during her presidential campaign in 2016.

"You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right?" Clinton said in September 2016, a comment some political analysts believe contributed to her historic loss. "The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic—you name it. And unfortunately there are people like that. And he has lifted them up."

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