Clinton: Trump's Backwards Campaign Was About Black People Losing Their Rights, Opposing Women

Clinton says liberal parts of the country are also more advanced economically.

March 12, 2018

Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Saturday said that Donald Trump's 2016 campaign was about black people losing their rights and opposing women.

Clinton spoke at the India Today Conclave in Mumbai, India, over the weekend, where a journalist introduced her as the "woman who should have been the president of the United States of America."

Clinton took a bitter tone as she talked about the electoral map and the various regions of the United States that voted for her and Trump.

"If you look at the map of the United States, there's all that red in the middle where Trump won. I win the coasts," Clinton said. "I win Illinois, Minnesota, places like that, but what the map doesn't show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America's gross domestic product, so I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign 'Make America Great Again,' was looking backwards."

Clinton then said that Trump's campaign was about supporters not wanting black people to have rights, women getting jobs, and Indian-Americans being more successful than white Americans. She did not mention that Republican states Louisiana and South Carolina elected the first two Indian-American governors Bobby Jindal (R., La.) and Nikki Haley (R., S.C.), and the latter now serves as the Trump administration's ambassador to the United Nations.

In addition to labeling Trump's supporters as racists and misogynists, Clinton blamed her 2016 loss on white women listening to their husbands and other male figures during the event in Mumbai.