If you’re a woman and a supporter of President Donald Trump, then you’re “disrespecting” yourself, Hillary Clinton said over the weekend.
What did she say?
Speaking with MSNBC host Joy Reid on Saturday, Clinton was asked her thoughts on the women who supported Trump and wore profane shirts directed at her. The former Democratic presidential nominee responded:
When I see women doing that, I think, ‘Why are they publicly disrespecting themselves? Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace? In a community setting? Do they not see the connection there?’
And I think that’s one of the problems with sexism. We had such a public and still an ongoing movement to expand civil rights. Again, I’m proud of the progress, but we still have a lot of problems we have to confront.
Clinton further explained that she believes sexism remains a major issue in America and people are just starting to wake up and see it, just like they began to wake up and notice racism when Barack Obama was elected president in 2008.
Hillary Clinton on sexism: "It is still not viewed as the serious threat it is to women's aspirations" https://t.co/IuUXpcOjhU
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) September 23, 2017
What else did she say?
During the interview, which was used to promote her new book about the 2016 election “What Happened,” Clinton also explained that Trump’s presidency has so far been worse than she expected.
“I really had such deep doubts about his preparation, his temperament, his character, his experience, but he’s been even worse than I thought he would be,” Clinton said.
“I tried in my concession speech to make clear that we should all give him the space to be president for every American. That’s what we want from our presidents, regardless of our partisan differences, we want to feel like the person in the oval office really cares about and is looking after everybody,” she added. “And that just hasn’t turned out to be the case.”
Did everyone agree?
Of course, not everyone agreed with Clinton’s claim, and some suggested that Clinton disrespects herself and other women:
Does she know she's married to Bill Clinton https://t.co/oFRka9UAgw
— Bobby (@bfinstock2_0) September 23, 2017
Yeah. Say hi to your, uh…"husband". https://t.co/OYnE0v8fte
— Anti-Hipster (@corrcomm) September 23, 2017
She just keeps going, doesn't she?
Yes Hillary, keep patronising and insulting female voters. That'll help. https://t.co/JYpB2FQHqJ
— DatNoFact (@datnofact) September 23, 2017
— Lizzy Lou Who🎃 (@_wintergirl93) September 23, 2017
No, she didn't???? Somewhere Monica Lewinski is taking a knee over this quote https://t.co/msuZXHoxoK
— DanRiehl (@DanRiehl) September 23, 2017
Like she did when she stayed with her serial philandering husband?
— Not PC (@ksbyron) September 23, 2017
Says the person who betrays women at every turn, from supporting countries that condone female genital mutilation to destroying rape victims
— corinne (@corinne06484245) September 23, 2017
#HillaryClinton who was the most "publicly disrespected" woman (by her own husband) has zero right to talk about any woman like this.
— southerngirl (@x_southerngirl_) September 23, 2017