Hillary Clinton, the two-time failed Democratic presidential contender, made a striking claim about the potential consequences of another Donald Trump term in the Oval Office during a recent appearance on “The View.”
According to an article by the Conservative Brief on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, when asked by co-host Sunny Hostin about her thoughts on a second Trump term, Clinton asserted, “I can’t even think that. Because I think it would be the end of our country as we know it. And I don’t say that lightly.”
Clinton, who had previously referred to Trump as an “illegitimate president” for years after his 2016 victory, shared her initial attempt to give Trump a chance after losing to him.
She acknowledged hating the loss and expressed her commitment to supporting the president elected by the people.
However, she quickly pivoted to a more critical tone, stating, “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.”
In a bold move, Clinton seemed to draw parallels between Trump and Nazi tyrant Adolf Hitler, referencing her tenure as secretary of state and the dangers of leaders attempting to undermine democratic institutions.
She spoke of the potential for leaders to “do away with elections, and do away with opposition, and so away with a free press,” drawing historical comparisons to Hitler’s rise to power.
Furthermore, Clinton expressed concern about Trump’s hypothetical return to the Oval Office, suggesting that he would surround himself with individuals devoid of principles and conscience.
She painted a grim picture of a Trump presidency, foreseeing a scenario where appointed officials would blindly follow his directives, leading to what she described as “unimaginable” wreckage.
The former first lady also made connections between Trump’s rhetoric and actions and authoritarian tendencies, citing his alleged intentions to undermine democratic processes.
She warned against underestimating Trump’s words, asserting, “Trump is telling us what he intends to do. Take him at his word.”
While Clinton’s statements may resonate with some, they have faced criticism on social media, with many challenging the comparisons made and questioning the validity of her predictions.
The debate over the potential consequences of another Trump presidency continues to fuel discussions on political platforms, highlighting the divisive nature of these assertions.