Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took advantage of her appearance on “The Daily Show” to blast President Trump for his reaction to Tuesday’s terror attack in New York City. Clinton was, yet again, plugging her book “What Happened” when she told host Trevor Noah that Trump lacked “empathy” in his response to the heinous attack by yet another radical Islamist ISIS supporter.
"What you want in a president, is [someone who will try] to bring a country together, talk about what happened with the event they're concerned about but not point fingers, not scapegoat and not try to set Americans against each other,” Clinton opined. “Event?”
"He just doesn't have any empathy. You can disagree with someone over all kinds of partisan issues, but you want a president who can try to put himself into the shoes, the feelings of someone else, and he has not been able to do that."
A Clinton talking about empathy??! Did Hillary have any empathy for all the women her husband assaulted? For Vince Foster? For the heroic victims of our embassy in Benghazi and their families? Hillary might well answer those questions by stating “What difference, at this point, does it really make?” in her most “empathetic” manor. Unbelievable.
A president that cries with the victims, shakes his or her head and looks down sorrowfully at the ground- and personally absolves the terrorist(s) of any blame- is not what any sane person would want. Real empathy, rather than fake empathy designed to make oneself look and feel morally superior, is doing whatever it takes to stop innocent people from continuing to be slaughtered while going about their daily existence, whether working or playing. Who the hell would you want as your leader, someone who is committed to preventing your loved ones from being massacred or someone who sobs with you after they have been exterminated? Who is the more caring?
And Hillary’s purported belief in “not pointing fingers” is particularly hypocritical…and hysterical. Her new book “What Happened” is nothing but an exercise in finger-pointing. She takes the lowest road available, blaming Russia, Jim Comey, Macedonian content farms, misogyny, the press, Facebook, Republicans, other Democrats, fake news, Wikileaks, Twitter, cable news, low-information voters, suburban women, people wanting change, Obama, bad polling numbers (and everyone assuming she’d win), “Anti-American Forces,” and various other entities for her pathetic performance.
Clinton also alleged Trump “had to know” his team was contacting the Russian government for help in the election.
“I mean, he has to know -- we'll find out what he knew and how involved he was -- but he had to know that people were making outreach to Russians, to the highest levels of the Kremlin, in order to help him, to hurt me, but more importantly to sow this divisiveness," she added.
We don’t know that. But we do know she herself knew the Benghazi attacks weren’t the result of a stupid video. She “had to know” about a lot of things she’s pled ignorance of over the years, from her husband’s indiscretions to Clinton Foundation malfeasance to the dangers of her email escapades.
Collusion? According to former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile, we now also know Hillary reached out to her own government for help in the election and colluded with the DNC to help her own campaign, hurt Bernie Sanders and secure her nomination. Talk about an entitlement mentality!
President Trump was roundly criticized by progressives for tweeting that the suspect in Tuesday’s terror attack in New York had entered the United States via the “Diversity Visa Lottery Program.” That’s a fact. But the mayor of New York City, the governor of the state of New York, the mainstream media, and even the NYPD appeared far more concerned about any potential backlash against Muslims than this latest actual act of terror that killed or wounded more than twenty innocent people, including five Argentines celebrating their 30-year class reunion.
Several other Democrats termed President Trump’s outrage, candor, and prescription for preventing these deadly acts in the future “a politicization of the tragedy.” After receiving criticism from Trump, Chuck Schumer tweeted: “I guess it’s not too soon to politicize a tragedy.” Politicizing a tragedy? From the party that routinely turns funerals into campaign events? That believes that “no serious crisis should go to waste?”
Politicizing? Too soon? Hillary and Chuck made their remarks one day after Trump made his. Hillary made hers on a promotional book tour.
What we want, Hillary, is a president that has “empathy” with those shunned by the coastal elites, those mocked by self-righteous celebrities, those denigrated by fringe and special-interest groups, those that have worked their ass off all their lives and now find themselves out of work through no fault of their own. Hillary said, in a March 2016 debate: “We’re gonna put a lot of coal miners and coal companies outta business.” Empathy?
Hillary, most of us got sick of your entitled demeanor, your disdain of those in “fly-over country” and your incessant lies.
That is “What Happened.”