As you may recall, during her commencement speech at Wellesley College last week, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton took numerous shots at President Donald Trump. At one point in her address, she invoked Richard Nixon while seemingly making the case for impeachment when it came to Trump. During an appearance on CNN’s State of the Union, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) was asked his thoughts on Clinton’s remarks and whether he agreed with them. “I just want to tell you, I’m not going to rush to impeachment,” the Democratic lawmaker told guest host Dana Bash. “I think we need to deal with this in a very sobered way.” He continued, “This can’t be a relitigation of an election that is now past. This has to be about an objective assessment about the facts that are going on right now.” Booker went on to note that he Continue reading "Cory Booker: ‘I’m Not Going to Rush to Impeachment’"
Hillary Clinton couldn’t help but insert herself into the headlines yet again today. As the commencement speaker for this year’s graduating class at Wellesley College–Clinton’s own alma mater–the two-time losing presidential candidate took the opportunity to crack some jokes with her usual human-like delivery, attack President Trump, and a-historically invoke the impeachment of Richard M. Nixon. But The Five‘s panel was having none of it. Host Kimberly Guilfoyle opened the segment by fact-checking the impeachment claim–noting that Nixon was never actually impeached, unlike Hillary’s husband, former President Bill Clinton–and the savaging just got worse from there. Co-host Greg Gutfeld relayed a charming childhood story about sucking dandelion greens before noting that there was no more use for those–because Hillary is a “walking fountain of bitterness” and “textbook definition of a loser” who should “apologize to Monica Lewinsky for shaming Continue reading "‘Walking Fountain of Bitterness’: Fox’s The Five Piles on Hillary Clinton Over Commencement Speech"
One of the many topics Hillary Clinton talked about in her new profile for New York Magazine today was the media, particularly certain outlets bringing on more conservative voices. During the interview, at one point, Rebecca Traister brought up how the New York Times recently hired Bret Stephens––who got a lot of criticism for his views on climate change. (His own paper subsequently tweeted out a link to its climate coverage.) Clinton had this to say about both Stephens and George Will (who recently joined MSNBC):
The impulse toward false equivalency is only getting worse, in her opinion. “The cable networks seem to me to be folding into a posture of, ‘Oh, we want to try to get some of those people on the right, so maybe we better be more, quote, evenhanded.’ ” When I mention MSNBC’s hiring of conservatives including George Will, and the New Continue reading "Bret Stephens Fires Back After Hillary Clinton Questions Why NY Times Hired Him"
At a forum in New York earlier this month, CNN’s Christiane Amanpour asked Hillary Clinton if she believed misogyny played a role in the 2016 campaign. “Yes,” Clinton said. “I do think it played a role.” So, it turns out, does Amanpour. As part of a lengthy profile of Clinton published Friday by New York magazine, Amanpour discussed another topic broached at the forum: Clinton blaming, in part, former FBI Director James Comey for her election loss. Clinton was widely criticized for her comments on Comey. But Amanpour believes that gender played a role in the backlash against the democratic nominee.
The idea that she shouldn’t mention the Comey letter when the entire nation and the most respected statisticians are considering its impact is so strange. If she were a man, would she be allowed to mention it? As a woman, I am offended by the double standards applied Continue reading "‘As a Woman, I Am Offended’: CNN’s Amanpour Says Clinton Has Been Subjected to ‘Double Standards’"
Earlier today, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered the commencement address at Wellesley College, her alma mater. In her speech to the school’s graduates, last year’s Democratic presidential nominee lit into the current occupant of the White House, comparing him to Richard Nixon while alluding to him ending his presidency with impeachment. She also said that President Donald Trump could be the end of the republic. Considering the political nature of the speech, and the fact that Clinton tore into her 2016 election opponent, it isn’t too surprising to see the Republican National Committee respond. In a statement released today, the RNC slammed the ex-First Lady, telling her to engage in some self-reflection:
“Today’s speech was a stark reminder why Hillary Clinton lost in 2016,” said Chairwoman [Ronna] McDaniel. “Instead of lashing out with the same partisan talking points, Hillary Clinton would be wise to look inward, talk Continue reading "RNC Rips Hillary Clinton’s Commencement Address, Says It’s a ‘Stark Reminder’ Why She Lost"
In addition to her commencement address at Wellesley today, there is a new profile of Hillary Clinton out today in which she gets candid about the 2016 election and her state of mind since her loss to Donald Trump. Clinton spoke to New York Magazine‘s Rebecca Traister on everything from James Comey––”I am less surprised than I am worried. Not that he shouldn’t have been disciplined.”––to interactions she’s had with women since the election:
“It’s been unlike anything I’ve ever seen,” she says. “I mean, it doesn’t end. Every time I’m in public — I was having lunch with Shonda Rhimes last week and a woman stopped at the table — well-dressed, probably in her 40s or 50s, and she said, ‘I just can’t leave this restaurant without telling you I’m just so devastated,’ and she just started to cry. I was on the other side Continue reading "Hillary Clinton Takes Shot at ‘Advocacy Press on the Right’ in Profile Reflecting on the Election"
As Hillary Clinton delivered today’s commencement address at Wellesley College, she tore into President Trump and said that his administration’s tendency for falsehoods could threaten the core values of the United States. Clinton lamented that “alternative facts” have become commonplace as the graduating students prepare to face a “full-fledged assault on truth and reason.” Clinton took further shots at Trump and Washington, stating that America’s political leaders are drumming up cynicism and spreading lies that can conceivably undermine a democratic society. “As the history majors among you here today know, all too well, when people in power invent their own facts, and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society,” Clinton said. “That is not hyperbole, it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done.” Clinton went on to say that it would be up to the Continue reading "Hillary Clinton: Trump Could Be ‘Beginning of the End’ of Our Republic"