Florida Republican Representative Byron Donalds strongly criticized Hillary Clinton for her recent remarks, in which she referred to numerous members of the Republican Party as a “cult” for their support of former President Donald Trump.
“How do you feel about being told you’re in a cult?” Donalds was asked.
“I stopped caring about what Hillary Clinton had to say long ago because she lost a long, long time ago,” Donalds replied. “And she’s largely irrelevant as far as I’m concerned. But to a broader level, since Hillary wants to engage, allow me to engage,” Donalds began.
“You lied multiple times, you destroyed emails, you destroyed evidence, and then you laundered phony information that you knew was phony into the intelligence community because you were scared you were going to lose,” Donalds added. “You did all this and you still lost, so I’m not going to listen to Hillary Clinton about who I should and should not support.”
“She has lied to the American people repeatedly. She used our government to spy on the campaign of one of her opponents. Yes, America, she did that. So if people like talking about Watergate and Nixon, look no further than Hillary Clinton and the Crossfire Hurricane.”
Sunny Hostin, one of the co-hosts on the popular talk show “The View,” inquired about Clinton’s perspective on the potential outcomes of a second term for Trump in the Oval Office.
“I can’t even think of that. Because I think it would be the end of our country as we know it,” Clinton began. “And I don’t say that lightly.”
Hillary then went on to claim that she advocated for giving Trump after losing the 2016 election.
“You know, I hated losing. And I especially hated losing to him because I had seen some of the warning signals during the campaign,” Clinton continued. “But I immediately said, ‘Look, we have to give him a chance; we’ve got to support, you know, the president we have,’ and I meant it.”
But in reality Clinton called Trump an “illegitimate president” for YEARS.
“I tried really hard, but then literally from his inauguration on, it was nothing but, you know, accusing people of things, making up facts,” she added. “Everything that I worried about I saw unfolding, and so I think that he’d be even worse now because he was somewhat restrained—believe it or not—in the first term by people who he hired because he thought they would go along with him and they stood up to him.”
It is difficult to fathom that in the event of Clinton assuming the presidency, she would tolerate appointees who fundamentally opposed her policies, a departure from the practices of previous presidents in the contemporary era.
She continued: “Now, he’s going to—if he were ever near the Oval Office again—find people who have no principles, no conscience, who are totally tied to his fortunes, literally, and therefore would do whatever he said. And so the wreckage is almost unimaginable.”
Clinton subsequently proceeded to assert that emerging authoritarians would subsequently proceed to “close off” and incarcerate political adversaries, similar to how Democratic governors implemented lockdown measures in their respective states during the COVID pandemic and how the Biden administration has detained Jan. 6 Capitol protesters for extended periods without affording them trials.
“You know, when I was secretary of state, I used to talk about one and done, and what I meant by that is that people would get legitimately elected, and then they would try to do away with elections, and do away with opposition, and so away with a free press, and you could see it in certain countries,” Clinton said.
“Trump is telling us what he intends to do,” Clinton said, adding, “Take him at his word.”