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‘Nobody likes him,’ rages Hillary Clinton in a new documentary film. ‘Nobody wants to work with him. He gets nothing done.’
She expanded on her vicious personal attack in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter: ‘It’s not only him, it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters….and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women.’
She concluded: ‘I think people need to pay attention because we want, hopefully, to elect a president who’s going to try to bring us together and not either turn a blind eye, or actually reward the kind of insulting, attacking, degrading behavior that we’ve seen… it’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.’
Even by Hillary’s standards, this was a savage assault on a man she clearly believes is an absolute disgrace and shouldn’t be anywhere near the White House.
In fact, it’s hard to imagine a more withering anti-endorsement and I imagine it may well end up being used in 2020 Election attack ads.
There’s just one problem…
She wasn’t talking, as you may have assumed, about Donald Trump.
She was talking about Bernie Sanders, a fellow Democrat and the man who is now leading the polls to be the party’s official nominee.
It’s hard to imagine a more glorious bone for President Trump to delightedly gnaw on with his KFC as he flies back home today from the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Here’s the last Democrat he faced – and beat – in an election ripping apart someone who may be the next one, in language so harsh it makes even Trump look like a linguistic choirboy.
And Hillary’s brutal takedown of Bernie comes just days after millions of TV viewers watched another presidential candidate, Elizabeth Warren, furiously harangue him at the end of a CNN debate for saying she lied about her claim that he told her no woman could be elected president.
It’s staggering to see the Democrats eat each other alive like this at the start of Election year.
But then this is a party that seems to specialize in acts of spectacular self-harm.
Take Trump’s Impeachment trial that’s just begun in the Senate.
It’s already descended into such a pathetic, petty, partisan farce that Chief Justice John Roberts had to warn both sides to stop behaving like squabbling children as they branded each other traitors and liars in unedifying late-night slanging matches.
Yet what is the point of it at all?
Everyone already knows the verdict: ‘Not guilty.’
At some time in the next two weeks, Trump’s going to be acquitted by a Republican majority Senate that has absolutely zero intention of bowing to what they see as a purely political attempt to unseat their President.
So, this is all a complete waste of time.
But worse than that, from a Democrat perspective, it’s going to hand their sworn enemy a gigantic vote-boosting win political victory just as they move into caucus game mode for the 2020 election.
I can see Trump now, right after the Senate announces its verdict, making a celebratory speech from the Oval Office.
He’ll brand the whole thing a ‘witch-hunt’ and ‘fake news’, and point to it as further ‘evidence’ that he is the most unfairly attacked president in history.
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Source: Daily Mail