Hillary Clinton is still complaining about her election loss to Donald Trump last year – and still assigning blame to others.
In a rant on Friday’s “Ellen” show, Clinton blasted the direction of the Republican party, labeling it racist and sexist. After some extreme rhetoric, however, even Ellen DeGeneres had to rein Clinton in, coming to the defense of Republicans.
In an appearance on the “Ellen” show Friday, Clinton claimed her loss wasn’t just about her and the mistakes she made, but it was due to other “forces at play” that had a major influence on the election. Clinton mentioned the Russians, which garnered laughter from even her own supporters in the audience. She remained serious in the assertion, however, claiming they had much more involvement than even she realized.
She then began taking shots at Republicans, and accused them of promoting “white supremacy, and misogyny and homophobia.”
Clinton’s anti-Republican rant went so over the top that Ellen herself stepped in, saying she wanted to make it clear that there are many good Republicans. For a dedicated Hillary supporter, Ellen’s attempt to temper Clinton’s rhetoric was shocking.
When asked if Trump will last four years, Clinton said, “I can’t predict it, but I believe that it really does come down both to the investigation that’s going on and to whether Republicans will decide that they have to put our country before their party. And I hope that enough of them will decide to do that.”
She continued, “It’s disturbing, and it’s obviously upsetting to me because I see things happening around the world that are bad for our country that are dangerous that really pose a threat. And then I see all this happening inside our country when they push through this tax plan — it’s going to hurt so many people. Look, it’s going to help a lot of really rich people—who they care about, that’s who their donors are—but it’s going to hurt, I mean can you imagine taking away the deduction for a teacher who buys supplies for their classrooms—I mean who thinks like that? And so there is a lot that is going to end up hurting people And then obviously flaming [sic] the flames of white supremacy and misogyny and homophobia and everything else that is unfortunately at work.”
In the clip below, DeGeneres steps in to balance out Clinton’s rant with some common sense. Watch carefully – it’s likely the only time you’ll see Ellen defending Republicans. (If you have difficulty seeing this video on a mobile device, it can be viewed on a desktop computer.)