Scarborough Calls Out Clinton’s Comments in India About Trump Voters
MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” host Joe Scarborough on Tuesday called out Hillary Clinton’s recent comments in which she claimed the decision by many to vote for Donald Trump in 2016 was driven by racism and sexism.
Clinton made comments in India over the weekend where she characterized voters in states she lost in 2016 as racists and misogynists.
“If you look at the map of the United States, there’s all that red in the middle where Trump won. I win the coasts, I win Illinois, I win Minnesota, places like that,” Clinton said.
“What the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product,” Clinton said. “So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward. And his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards.”
“You know, ‘you didn’t like black people getting rights. You don’t like women, you know, getting jobs. You don’t want to see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are. Whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it,'” Clinton said, channeling her perception of Trump.
The “Morning Joe” host responded to Clinton’s remarks and to contributor Eddie Glaude, who argued Clinton “wasn’t the best messenger” but “some form of racial resentment, some form of social anxiety, drove the Trump voter.”
Scarborough blasted Clinton for thinking that voters in states such as Wisconsin were against women and racial minorities.
“The only thing I’ll say though … so much of it has to do with who Donald Trump was running against,” Scarborough said.
“It’s kind of hard to suggest that people in Wisconsin are retrograde and looking backwards and don’t want good things for women and blacks and Hispanics and others other than white males when Hillary Clinton didn’t even campaign in Wisconsin,” Scarborough said. “Are there no mirrors in the Clinton household?”
Scarborough also noted that in some of those states like Wisconsin, which went to Trump and Clinton lost in 2016, Barack Obama won in both 2008 and 2012.