Former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said the possibility of President Donald Trump leaving the White House has led to her “feeling better than I have felt in four years.”
During an interview for the 2020 Reykjavik Global Forum and reported by CBS, Clinton told Melanne Verveer, executive director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security, that she is looking forward to a Joe Biden and Kamala Harris administration — an outcome she is confident will occur.
“I am feeling better than I have felt in four years,” Clinton told Verveer. “I feel really happy and relieved, very grateful, excited about the team of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, looking forward to seeing them take the office of president and vice president and bring our country together and get us back on the right track for the future.”
Clinton has been mostly silent throughout the 2020 campaign until late August when she said Democrat candidate Joe Biden should not concede regardless of the situation.
“Joe Biden should not concede under any circumstances, because I think this is going to drag out, and eventually I do believe he will win if we don’t give an inch, and if we are as focused and relentless as the other side is,” Clinton said during an interview for Showtime’s “The Circus.”
Clinton commented on the election again in early November, tweeting that “the election will be over when all the votes are counted.”
The remark was echoed by others in the Biden camp, including O’Malley Dillon, head of Biden’s campaign since the primaries ended, Breitbart reported.
“We want to be clear with you that if he tries to do that, that will not be true,” Dillon said regarding President Trump declaring himself the winner on election night. “Just declaring victory without actually having won … is really basically trying to say that COVID is over even though we know it’s not and all the evidence is saying that COVID in this country continues.”
“We want to be fundamentally clear, what we believe to be true, under no scenario will Donald Trump be declared a victor on election night,” she added.
In 2016, Clinton, who went on to lose to Trump in the general election, referred to Americans supporting Donald Trump as a “basket of deplorables” made up of “racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic” people.
“You know to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump’s supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,” she said to a rambunctious crowd. “…the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it.”