Hillary Clinton2016 Warning about “sorrowful” What appears in the Republican Party Donald Trump It wasn’t just right to oppose her for the president.She underestimated their influence Salon commentator wrote In a bitter essay posted on Wednesday.
“In many ways, Clinton was too kind.” Chauncey DeVega I have written. “If anything, she actually underestimated how many Americans were devoted and enthusiastic about the sadness of humans.”
Political essays are not the first to revisit Clinton’s recent speech. NS Washington post Recently, some have called the remarks of a former senator “foresighted.” The Baltimore Sun declared last year:Clinton was right.. “
But DeVega’s view is worth a look through its amazing lens of how Clairvoyant Clinton was proven.
In a 2016 campaign speech, Clinton referred to millions of racists, sexists, homosexual haters and alien exclusionists empowered by Trump.She put them “A basket of sad things” And many people, including some Democrats, criticized the statement.
“The reaction to telling Clinton’s truth is [legitimize] Trumpism and American neo-fascism (acting under the mask of “populism”) are not as a manifestation of racial resentment, but as rational and understandable, “Devega wrote.
FBI data reported by Brookings in 2019 shows Trump’s elections Second highest rise in hate crimes, Just behind the September 11th attack.Hatred is also Trump’s Threat of crackdown Against those protesting the death of George Floyd by police.He also fueled Rising emotions of anti-Asian Americans Because of his “Chinese virus” rhetoric when referring to COVID-19.
Devega argued that if Clinton defeated the president, the United States would “not necessarily drown under the fascist tide that jeopardizes our democracy and our future.”
After that, the writer made an even more sinister turn.
“The problem is now so miserable that it is no longer a problem. Somehow American democracy will succumb to the rule of a complete fascist nightmare, but rather when That will happen, “he wrote. “If the American neo-fascist movement continues to gain momentum, Joe Biden will be relegated to the role of speed bumps or asterisks in American history.”
Read the full commentary at the salon..
This article was originally published HuffPost Was updated.