Failed 2016 presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is still mightily bitter about losing to now President Donald Trump, but still doesn’t seem to have learned the lessons that could be easily gleaned from it if she would only pay attention.
Tweeting out an article by HuffPo that describes “far-right” entities overseas are also using Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan in their own ways, Clinton once again claimed that “MAGA” is a “white nationalist slogan.”
The white nationalists certainly think MAGA is a white nationalist slogan. https://t.co/Pp8Z7hBFRc
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 9, 2019
It’s not intelligent to cast those who believe in Trump’s slogan as “white nationalists” or racist by any measure. Many who voted for Trump also voted for Barack Obama at one time. This doesn’t seem to matter to Clinton, however, who has been pointing to the red MAGA hats as a sure sign of racism since before the 2016 elections.
Tellingly, few really signed on board with Clinton’s divisive campaign strategy and Trump ended up taking the victory. It would appear that Clinton never understood that to divide isn’t necessarily to conquer.
The internet took to reminding Clinton of this fact.
This strategy of smearing people worked really well for your 2016 campaign. https://t.co/tb9ax6APkf
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) April 9, 2019
— Nick Searcy, INTERNATIONAL FILM & TELEVISION STAR (@yesnicksearcy) April 9, 2019
— Jacob Cocain (@jakecocain) April 9, 2019
Did Robert Byrd tell you that https://t.co/Mx5GaRHAF3
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) April 9, 2019
What does a hat saying make America great again have anything to do with white nationalism? Your tweet is creating hate. You're willing to call all conservatives who wear that hat white nationalists? People are going to attack others wearing this hat, and you're responsible.
— Christian Johnston (@chimaster5000) April 9, 2019
Not only are you a failed politician, you don’t know what you’re talking about. You don’t know us. You haven’t tried to get to know us. You’re a disgusting anti-American demon who has hurt the country for nearly 30 years. The country will be a better place when you have retired
— Leftism kills babies & economies (@dlmanch) April 9, 2019
She KNOWS the vast majority of people who use MAGA intend it as support for Trump, yet she smears them anyway.
This is why Trump-shaming doesn’t work. This is not ethical, honorable, or dignified behavior either, so why should anyone prefer it over Trump’s? https://t.co/SIF2WSLbPj
— Fuzzy Chimp (@fuzzychimpcom) April 9, 2019
Democrats and their all-or-nothing takes on political matters don’t often see shades of gray. If you voted for, support, or are even sympathetic to Trump and the Republicans, then you must be a white nationalist, a racist, or bigoted in some way, shape, or form.
This is being perfectly demonstrated by Clinton, who isn’t capable of discerning between white nationalism and support for a Republican president.
You would think, however, that Democrats would pick up that a losing strategy is why they lose, but the 2020 candidates are pushing identity politics like never before. As such, more and more Americans seem to be leaning toward approving of Trump instead of rejecting him.
According to recent polls, Trump’s approval rating sits at 53 percent.
That’s gotta sting. Especially for Clinton.
(h/t: The Daily Caller)