Marking the 25th anniversary of being elected president of the United States, former President Bill Clinton threw shade at President Trump AND voters who supported the president.
Speaking at Georgetown’s historic Gaston Hall, Clinton implied that Trump voters are “more vulnerable to false claims,” but Slick Willie ignored a giant glaring problem with his analogy.
— Georgetown University Library (@gtownlibrary) November 6, 2017
Clinton overlooked that Democrats like himself, wife Hillary and Barack Obama, who was awarded “Lie of the Year” for his Obamacare fib about keeping your doctor, wrote the book on “false claims.”
As for today’s polarizing times, Clinton compared this to when he took office.
“The media was less polarized and a little straighter in the nature of the coverage — but we had income inequality, we had alienation, we had unequal opportunities, and we had a lot of social division,” Clinton said.
“As we all know there’s big divide again today: about the fundamental character of America,” he added.
— adrienneelrod (@adrienneelrod) November 6, 2017
Referencing the country’s gross domestic product, which for the first time in U.S. history failed to top 3 percent under fellow Democrat Obama, Clinton suggested that this contributed to Trump defeating his better half.
“In the last election, in the counties that Hillary carried, you find 64 percent of America’s GDP,” he said. “In the more numerous, rural counties carried by President Trump, you find 36 percent of the GDP, even though the median income of a Trump voter was higher. What does that tell you?”
“Even poor people are more hopeful if they’re in a dynamic place,” Clinton continued. “Being trapped with a lack of mobility is more damaging emotionally and makes you more vulnerable to false claims, from my point of view, than if you’re poor.”
Clinton, who panned the president’s proposed tax reform plan, suggested Trump’s divisive nature will ensure only a short-term victory.
“Which works better in economics, politics, and social policy: addition or subtraction, multiplication or division?” the former president asked. “You can win more elections in the short run when people are mad with subtraction and division, but it’s a lousy way to run a railroad.”
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