“Why are they publicly disrespecting themselves?” | Hillary Clinton talks female Trump supporters and being the target of abuse

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Former presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton has spoken out about abusive female Trump supporters and being the target of abuse.

When MSNBC’s Joy Reid asked how she felt about female Trump supporters wearing t-shirts “that used the b-word, the c-word about you,” Clinton said, “When I see women doing that, I think why are they publicly disrespecting themselves?”

“Why are they opening the door to have someone say that about them in their workplace?”

“In community setting?”

“Do they not see the connection there?”

“And I think that’s one of the problems with sexism.”

“We had such a public and still an on going movement to expand civil rights.”

“Again, I’m proud of the progress, but we still have a lot of problems we have to confront.”

During Trump’s rallies, supporters have recently been chanting ‘lock her up’. Speaking about this, Clinton said, “It was deeply troubling on several levels.”

“And I try and unpack this, because first of all it’s not pleasant to be called names and to be subjected to the kind of insults that come across the online media all the time, which we see when women express an opinion.”

It is not the first time that Clinton has spoken out about supporters of President Trump. In an interview NPR’s Rachel Martin, Clinton theorised that female voters were under great pressure from men to vote for Trump.

She said, “[Women] will be under tremendous pressure – and I’m talking principally about white women.”

“They will be under tremendous pressure from fathers and husbands and boyfriends and male employers not to vote for ‘the girl’.”

Clinton is currently promoting her memoir, ‘What Happened’, which has been enjoying a successful debut. According to publisher, Simon & Schuster, 300,000 copies have been sold since it was released on 12 September.

Her memoir covers her 2016 election campaign against opponent, Donald Trump. She promised that it would a “deeply intimate account” and will also focus on the challenge of being a woman in the public eye.

Alison Simpson
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