Mother and daughter share more than a passion fo celebrating female icons. Just days after Chelsea fired back at Trump’s complaint that he’s being subjected to the “greatest scam in the history of American politics,” HRC aired some of her own grievances against the president during her interview with CBS’s Jane Pauley.
“I believe he knows he’s an illegitimate president,” Clinton said of Trump. “He knows. He knows that there were a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out the way it did. And I take full responsibility for those parts of it that I should. But hey, it was like applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation, and losing to a corrupt human tornado. And so, I know that he knows that this wasn’t on the level. I don’t know that we’ll ever know everything that happened.
“But clearly, we know a lot, and are learning more every day. And history will probably sort it all out. So of course, he’s obsessed with me. And I believe that it’s a guilty conscience (insomuch as he has a conscience).”
The former first lady, Secretary of State and presidential candidate also voiced her support for an impeachment inquiry, calling Trump’s conversations with the president of Ukraine “a blatant effort to use his presidential position to advance his personal and political interests.”
“And I don’t care who you’re for in the Democratic primary or whether you’re a Republican, when the president of the United States, who has taken an oath to protect and defend the Constitution — and by that, defend the American people and their interests — uses his position to in effect extort a foreign government for his own political purposes, I think that is very much what the founders worried about in ‘high crimes and misdemeanors.'”
She added that she doesn’t “accept” that Trump will serve another term as president.
“I don’t believe that will happen,” she said. “I believe that there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again. And I’m hoping that both the public and press understand the way that Trump plays his game.”
Clinton’s husband, former President Bill Clinton, was himself impeached by the House in 1998, though the Senate did not convict him of charges stemming from Paula Jones’s sexual harassment lawsuit, therefore acquitting him. Clinton alluded to his infidelity in her interview with Pauley when she singled out former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt as one of her book’s inspiring “gutsy women.”
“Well, part of the reason that I admire Eleanor Roosevelt is the way she handled that happening to her,” she said. “And I say, look, when something happens in your marriage, as I know well, it can be gutsy to leave, it can be gutsy to stay. I felt like I had learned so much from her that I wanted to share that with the reader.”
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