Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton joined CNN's Dana Bash on the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks to talk about how she hopes Americans will find a way to put political differences aside and "come together as a country" as we did following the attacks, only to turn around and suggest that "political and ideological" extremism "during this time in our country" is every bit as dangerous. Clinton's comments echoed President Joe Biden's latest divisive rhetoric calling "MAGA Republicans" a threat to the country.
"We were able to come together as a country at that really terrible time. We put aside differences. I wish we could find ways of doing that again," Clinton said on "State of the Union" Sunday.
"We have also, I think, been reminded about how important it is to try to deal with extremism of any kind, especially when it uses violence to try to achieve political and ideological goals. So, I'm one who thinks that there are lessons still to be learned from what happened to us on 9/11 that we should be very aware of during this time in our country and the world's history," she added.
"This is the sort of doublespeak that I'm always warning about," BlazeTV host Dave Rubin said on "The Rubin Report" Monday.
"When [Clinton] talks about 'extremism of any kind,' you can see what she did there ... she talks about, 'there was this horrific thing that happened 21 years ago, 9/11,' but then she's linking it to Jan. 6, [implying] somehow the Republicans are the ones that are violent and fascistic," he pointed out.
Dave went on to recall the violent extremism of groups like Antifa and Black Lives Matter, who "were rampaging through our cities" for months during the summer of 2020.
Dave then played a video clip from 2016 of then-presidential candidate Clinton's infamous "basket of deplorables" speech in which she called Trump supporters "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic" to debunk the claim that Republicans are responsible for today's divisive political climate.
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