Hillary Clinton at a women’s empowerment event over the weekend offered this piece of advice to the increasingly large field of Democrats running for their party’s presidential nomination in 2020: “counter and ignore where possible.”
The former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee explained at the 2019 Women in the World summit in New York City on Sunday that “it’s challenging” because candidates “have to do two things simultaneously”:
“You do have to present what you want to do, what is your vision. What is your hope for the country … and maintain the values, the ideals of America in a very complex world,” said Clinton.
“So you bear that responsibility,” she continued. “At the same time, you have to be able to counter and ignore where possible, respond where necessary, to the diversion and distraction that we see unfortunately working by the current incumbent in the White House.”
This comes from the same woman who called grassroots conservatives “deplorables” and encouraged Democratic lawmakers not to be civil with their Republican counterparts or members of the current administration.
If she should offer any advice, it should be, “don’t do what I did,” and leave it at that.