Hillary Clinton, the perennial relevance chaser and master of incendiary rhetoric, has once again graced us with her oh-so-enlightened opinions on the persistence of support for former President Donald Trump within the GOP. In a painfully Orwellian answer, Clinton suggested that the only way to rid the opposing party of MAGA is through “formal deprogramming.” Oh, Hillary, you never fail to amaze us with your out-of-touch arrogance.
During her interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Clinton bemoaned the rise of Trump and painted a picture of a party led astray by a “tail of extremism.” According to Clinton, all those MAGA extremists unquestioningly follow Trump’s lead, despite his alleged lack of credibility and countless legal battles. She seemed to believe that the solution lies in some kind of mass deprogramming, as if Trump supporters are brainwashed cult members. How delightfully condescending.
Of course, this isn’t the first time Clinton has spewed such disdain for Trump supporters. Who could forget her infamous “basket of deplorables” remark during the 2016 campaign? MAGA supporters embraced her words, proudly wearing them on t-shirts and hats as they propelled Trump to victory. Clinton’s cluelessness knows no bounds.
In Clinton’s twisted worldview, Trump’s ability to connect with a portion of the population is nothing more than a tale of an authoritarian populist seizing upon their emotional and psychological needs. She fails to recognize that many Americans gravitated towards Trump because he spoke to their concerns, prioritized their values, and championed their forgotten voices. It’s not some sinister brainwashing; it’s a testament to Trump’s ability to resonate with millions of hardworking Americans who were tired of being ignored.
Hillary Clinton calls for Trump Supporters to be reeducated: "At some point maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members." pic.twitter.com/ao3foysSL4
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But fear not, according to Clinton, the great Joe Biden will swoop in and save the day. She believes that he will defeat Trump and put an end to the MAGA movement once and for all. How convenient for her narrative. It’s as if she’s desperately clinging to any glimmer of hope that her own legacy won’t be completely overshadowed by Trump’s triumphs.
In the end, Clinton’s words are not surprising, but rather a sad reflection of her inability to understand and empathize with Trump supporters. To her, they are mindless cult members in need of deprogramming. But we know better. We know that Trump’s appeal stems from his willingness to fight for the forgotten American, to tackle tough issues head-on, and to challenge the status quo. And no amount of condescension from Clinton will change that.