On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton said on PBS’s “NewsHour” that she believes Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee. She said that the alternative is “dark and dystopian” and that it’s a sad reflection of what people want in a leader. She also said that Biden and Harris should be re-elected because of the alternative.
She continued, “A big part of the Republican base feels a connection to Trump. I still believe sitting here today he will be their nominee, no matter how hard others may try to distinguish themselves. I think it’s a very sad commentary on what people are looking for in a leader, because everything that he allegedly stands for is at odds with so much of what has made this country work for a long time.”
Clinton added, “It’s the emotional, psychological, cultural connection to someone who really has unfortunately manipulated social media and also some so-called mainstream media in a way that people believe what he says to them. That’s hard to break. It is like being in a cult almost. So, I know the Republicans running against him are trying very hard. I don’t think they are going to be successful, given where we are. So then I think it is imperative on the country to once again defeat Trump and elect Biden.”