Washington Free Beacon senior writer Elizabeth Harrington responded Wednesday to recent comments from Hillary Clinton about "that America" that supports President Donald Trump, saying Clinton lost in 2016 because voters were tired of being called "every pejorative in the book."
"They were tired of being called every pejorative in the book," Harrington said in an appearance on Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "They were tired of being called ‘deplorables'–now it's ‘dregs of society' from Joe Biden–by a ruling class that tells all the voters what they think they know best for them."
During remarks at the Atlantic Festival on Tuesday, Clinton said Trump has been "racist, sexist, Islamphobic, anti-LGBT" and that he "talks to that America. He talks to them all the time. It's a very hard core who are responding to him and supporting him."
"She's calling everyone a sexist, a racist, a homophobe again, if you support Trump. It's a pattern of hers," Harrington said.
Fellow panelist James Freeman of the Wall Street Journal asked, "Why is she doing this?"
"This is kind of the question since the 2016 election," Freeman said. "She's acting like she wants to run again … She's throwing partisan punches."
Liberal Fox News contributor Richard Fowler questioned why Clinton's words were newsworthy.
"Listen, Hillary Clinton is a private citizen; she can do what she wants. I'm not really sure why this is news … This is nothing new. I don't know if it moves Democrats or it moves Republicans. I think folks are pretty hardened on how they feel about Hillary Clinton and how they feel about Donald Trump."
Host Sandra Smith questioned who Clinton was talking about when she referred to "that America."
"She was talking about the ‘deplorables,'" Harrington said.
"She's never once looked herself in the mirror since 2016 and come to grips with, maybe this is what voters were rejecting," she said.
"I want to know what Hillary thinks: Is it deplorable to trap political opponents in elevators?" Harrington asked. "Is it deplorable to attack a man and his wife at dinner when they're trying to eat? That mob mentality, is that deplorable? Because that's what her side is doing."
When Fowler once again questioned why it was news, Harrington said Clinton's comments were "emblematic of the Democratic party that refuses to accept the results of the 2016 election."
"They don't get it," Harrington said of Democrats. "Meanwhile, Trump is fulfilling promises he made to the voters [Clinton] lost."