Hillary Clinton offered some rather controversial advice to European leaders on the subject of immigration, warning that ignoring it could cost them like it did her in the 2016 election.
Clinton’s counsel to Europe to curb immigration in order to stop right-wing populists stirs the pot as European leaders struggle to find common ground after the influx of more than 1 million migrants and refugees to the continent.
The advice from the failed 2016 Democratic presidential nominee also sparked a dreaded question from Fox News’ Bret Baier.
How many people think Hillary is running again? https://t.co/Gzezw0Fmhx
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) November 23, 2018
“I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame,” Clinton said in an interview with the Guardian.
In other words, open borders is a losing issue for leftists, so keep it under wraps until their elected.
“I admire the very generous and compassionate approaches that were taken particularly by leaders like Angela Merkel, but I think it is fair to say Europe has done its part, and must send a very clear message – ‘we are not going to be able to continue provide refuge and support’ – because if we don’t deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic,” she said.
According to the Guardian:
Clinton was one of three heavyweights of the centre-left interviewed by the Guardian to better understand why their brand of politics appears to be failing. All three have seen their countries upended by political events that to some degree can be explained by the success of rightwing populism.
The other two interviewees, Tony Blair and Matteo Renzi, agreed that the migration issue had posed significant problems for centrist politics.
Clinton naturally blamed President Trump, who “exploited” the issue, for her political loss in the presidential election.
“The use of immigrants as a political device and as a symbol of government gone wrong, of attacks on one’s heritage, one’s identity, one’s national unity has been very much exploited by the current administration here,” she said, adding a string of accusations.
“There are solutions to migration that do not require clamping down on the press, on your political opponents and trying to suborn the judiciary, or seeking financial and political help from Russia to support your political parties and movements,” Clinton declared.
In an outrageously smug remark, Clinton once again managed to insult Americans who voted for and support Trump, claiming that right-wing populists met “a psychological as much as political yearning to be told what to do, and where to go, and how to live and have their press basically stifled and so be given one version of reality.”
“The whole American system was designed so that you would eliminate the threat from a strong, authoritarian king or other leader and maybe people are just tired of it,” she announced. “They don’t want that much responsibility and freedom. They want to be told what to do and where to go and how to live … and only given one version of reality.”
The speculation by Baier about the former secretary of state running – again – in 2020 sparked a collective groan on social media.
I can only hope. This would guarantee President Trump a landslide win.
— tani (@respectourpotus) November 23, 2018
Frankly, she has a personality issue. And it is impossible for anyone to change who they are. Always has and always will.
— Clint (@RayFlaher) November 23, 2018
This would be terrible for Dems. Even some of the biggest Hillary supporters I know say it’s time to move on. I dont think she does it bc she will be embarrassed. No more superdelegates at DNC means no path to nomination for HRC.
— Capri S Cafaro (@thehonorablecsc) November 23, 2018
Curb immigration in other countries allow open border in USA. Maybe she’s running for EU post
— Neil Grimsley (@Neilgrimsley) November 23, 2018
Could the GOP be that lucky?
— BrianDW (@BrianDWhite6) November 23, 2018
With her new anti immigrant stance I’d say so. If it worked for Trump she thinks it can work for her.
— Paco Rabone (@PacoRab0ne) November 23, 2018
Sadly her life will not be complete until she is pres. Until death do us part was not a wedding vow. To her it is about being President.
— Mike Carroll (@Mpcarroll1945) November 23, 2018
She’s running. The handwriting is on the wall. Heaven help us
— Helen Edger (@labornurseRN) November 23, 2018
The same people that hated Hillary Clinton in 2016 will still hate Hillary Clinton 2020 ! I am one !!
— Scott deplorable / Michigan sucks on Jan 1 2019 !! (@Skf5463) November 23, 2018
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