May 22, 2024
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton predicted that should Donald Trump win reelection in November, he could pursue violent ends to his opposition in politics and in the media. Clinton appeared on the podcast Defending Democracy in an episode that aired Friday, where she spent the majority of the nearly 45-minute interview discussing Trump, who […]

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton predicted that should Donald Trump win reelection in November, he could pursue violent ends to his opposition in politics and in the media.

Clinton appeared on the podcast Defending Democracy in an episode that aired Friday, where she spent the majority of the nearly 45-minute interview discussing Trump, who beat her in the 2016 presidential election, and his supporters. During the interview, Clinton suggested Trump might take a page out of Russian President Vladimir Putin’s book should he retake the office.

“Trump was like, you know, just gaga over Putin because Putin does what Trump would like to do: Kill his opposition, imprison his opposition, drive journalists and others into exile, rule without any check or balance,” Clinton said. “That’s what Trump really wants.”

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The former Secretary of State didn’t stop her comparison there, going as far as to say that Trump “is modeling himself after” Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China and Kim Jong-un of North Korea. She suggested his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, which he lost to President Joe Biden, was similar to that of Putin’s strategy.

These comments come months after Putin’s opponent, Alexei Navalny, was announced to have died while in a Russian prison. Navalny was missing for 11 weeks before his death was confirmed by the Kremlin.

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The Washington Examiner reached out to the Trump campaign for comment.

Both Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, have been busy with their production company, HiddenLight Productions. In Her Hands was the first documentary from the two and is available on Netflix following a Toronto International Film Festival premiere. It won an Emmy last year at the News and Documentary Emmy Awards.

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