Hillary Clinton’s former presidential campaign manager admitted that it was a bad idea for the former candidate to have bad-mouthed millions of Americans in a recent speech.
Here’s video of Patti Solis Doyle’s reaction:
Here’s what she said
Patti Solis Doyle was the campaign manager for Hillary Clinton’s doomed attempt to win the Democratic nomination in 2008. She spoke to S.E. Cupp on HLN about Clinton insulting Americans who didn’t vote for her.
“Look, this, this was bad,” she admitted. “I can’t sugarcoat it. She was wrong, and clearly it’s not helpful to Democrats going into the midterms, and certainly not going into 2020.”
“She’s put herself in a position where Democrats are going to have to distance themselves from these remarks and distance themselves from her,” Doyle added, “particularly those Democrats that are running in states that Donald Trump won like Ohio and Pennsylvania and Wisconsin and Michigan.”
“I think the remarks were unfortunate,” she continued. “It seems to me she’s still you know struggling with coming to terms on how she lost and why she lost, which you know, is human and normal, particularly this kind of level of loss. But I do wish she would stop doing it so publicly.”
Here’s what Clinton said
Clinton’s comments were made before the Asia Today Conclave in Mumbai, India, and were roundly criticized by right and left.
“So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards,” she told the audience.
“You know, you didn’t like black people getting rights,” she continued, “you didn’t like women y’know, getting jobs, you don’t want, y’know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are, whatever your problem is, I’m gonna solve it.”