Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton calls for Trump ‘cult members’ to be re-educated

By Thomas Brooke
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Failed U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has suggested that supporters of Republican front-runner Donald Trump need de-programming and likened their backing of the former president to members of a cult.

In an interview with CNN, the 75-year-old Democrat called for those sharing Mr. Trump’s conservative views to be re-educated, with critics describing her remarks as evidence of the disdain felt by arrogant elites toward working-class people who refuse to adhere to their liberal agenda.

“Maybe there needs to be a formal deprogramming of the cult members,” she said in the talk with Christiane Amanpour.

“Sadly, so many of those extremists, those MAGA extremists, take their marching orders from Donald Trump, who has no credibility left by any measure. He’s only in it for himself,” she added.

Clinton, who famously lost the 2016 U.S. presidential election to Trump, insisted that President Biden could still defeat the expected Republican candidate in 2024, with the latest surveys revealing that pollsters are failing to reach a consensus on the current favorite.

A Marquette poll this week showed Trump up by three percentage points on Biden, while SurveyUSA had a tie, and an NPR/PBS/Marist poll showed Biden up by two.

“One will wreck our democracy. One violates the law on a regular basis. One appeals to the worst in our collective psyche. The other gets things done,” the former Democrat presidential nominee said.

It is unclear what Clinton was referring to regarding the incumbent’s ability to “get things done,” whether that be the humiliating withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, the unequivocal support of Ukraine perpetuating the conflict with Russia, or the failed immigration policies resulting in an unprecedented wave of illegal migrants flooding through the U.S. southern border.

Trump has vowed to reverse a number of measures implemented by Biden’s administration should he return to office in November next year, taking aim at the incumbent’s foreign policy, promotion of gender ideology, and facilitating the increased influence of the deep state.

“Shortly after I win the presidency, I will have the horrible war between Russia and Ukraine settled,” the Republican pledged at a rally in New Hampshire, adding that he would also reimpose a travel ban on several Muslim nations in order to “keep radical Islamic terrorists out of our country.”

He also vowed to tackle online censorship and clip the wings of social media giants, telling supporters in January that “this whole rotten system of censorship and information control will be ripped out of the system at large.”

On the economy, Trump has promised to revitalize working-class communities that had been recovering from years of neglect under his first presidential term, but who he claimed are now struggling once more due to unfair trade relationships with other countries.

“We will again build the greatest economy ever,” Trump vowed, revealing that his administration would reimpose retaliatory tariffs on countries that tax U.S. imports and will also set a universal baseline tariff on many foreign goods as he pushes forward with an America First trade agenda.

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