Hillary: If Trump ‘Or His Ilk’ Win, Democracy is Over
Mrs. Bill Clinton, a twice-failed presidential candidate, warned that American democracy would be destroyed if President Trump is elected in 2024.
“If I were a betting person right now, I’d say Trump is going to run again,” she told Willie Geist during a one-hour interview on NBC’s Today Sunday.
“He seems to be setting himself up to do that, and if he’s not held accountable, then he gets to do it again. I think that could be the end of our democracy,” Clinton warned.
Clinton, who is still dealing with the mental anguish of losing to Trump and former President Barack Obama, said the nation is on the edge of a cliff.
“Not to be too pointed about it, but I want people to understand that this is a make-or-break point. If he or someone of his ilk were once again to be elected president, and if especially if he had a Congress that would do his bidding, you will not recognize our country,” she said.
Clinton said she tried to warn people.
“I tried to make the case that this was really dangerous — the people he was allied with, what they were saying, what he might do. I do think, but for Jim Comey and the stunt he pulled 10 days before the election, I would have won. I feel terrible about not stopping him and the people around him, but I feel like now everybody can see for themselves what kind of leader he is,” she said.
Clinton added, “Clearly, there were people who liked what they saw, despite what I see as the real dangers to our country. They turned out and voted for him. And he’s trying to get it set up so that will happen again for him, even as he loses, as he did twice the popular vote.”
It sounds as if Clinton may be angling for another run at the White House.
Or there may be something else at play. Consider this scenario: Vice President Kamala Harris decides to resign from office. A Democrat-controlled Senate confirms Clinton as the new vice president. Following a disastrous mid-term election, Biden either resigns or is removed by the cabinet invoking the 25th Amendment. And, ladies and gentlemen — you have President Clinton going toe-to-toe in 2024 against Trump.
Watch the full interview below: