Still unable to get over the fact that she was destroyed by a political novice in her last, best chance to run for the White House, Hillary Clinton told CBS’s Jane Pauley on Sunday that Trump is an “illegitimate president” who is “obsessed” with her because he knows he didn’t win the election fair and square. Griping over sour grapes three years after America chose the other guy, Clinton appeared on “Sunday Morning” with her daughter, Chelsea, to promote a new book and complain some more about how her political fortunes were stolen from her.
“I can’t deny a big part of me cares deeply about what what’s happening in the country, and what I fear is the damage that’s being done to our future — the damage being done to our values, our institutions, and try to think of ways that I can help those who are on the front lines of the fight,” Clinton said.
Pauley brought up that Trump supporters sometimes still chant “Lock Her Up!” at his rallies.
“I believe he knows he’s an illegitimate president,” Clinton replied. “He knows. He knows that there were a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out the way it did. And I take responsibility for those parts of it that I should. But it’s like applying for a job and getting 66 million of letters of recommendation and losing to a corrupt human tornado.
“And so I know that he knows that this wasn’t on the level,” she continued. “I don’t know that we’ll ever know everything that happened. But clearly we know a lot and are learning more every day, and history will probably sort it all out. So of course he’s obsessed with me. And I believe that it’s a guilty conscience insomuch as he has a conscience.”
What, precisely, would Trump have a guilty conscience about? Whipping the tar out of a political veteran who has been on the Washington scene for more than twenty years? Drawing crowds that dwarfed anything Clinton could inspire? Standing by and watching with amusement while her own arrogant use of a private email server came back to bite her? Wait, no. No, no, no. She’s not STILL talking about Russia, is she? Oh my goodness.
Asked later what might happen if Trump were to win reelection, Clinton was adamant.
“I don’t accept that,” she said. “I don’t believe that will happen. I believe that there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again, and I’m hoping that both the public and the press understand the way that Trump plays this game.”
Only problem: Who, in that sorry bunch of candidates the Democrats have, is actually going to beat him?
And when they lose, are they too going to spend the next three years whining about it?