Hillary Clinton, the former secretary of state who ran two failed presidential campaigns, recently offered Democrats running for president advice on how to best campaign against President Donald Trump.
Clinton’s advice came despite her loss to Trump in 2016.
What did Clinton say?
Speaking with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria at Tina Brown’s Women in the World summit Friday, Clinton offered Democrats running for president two pieces of advice.
“You really have to do two things simultaneously — and it’s challenging,” Clinton said.
“You do have to present what you want to do,” she explained. “What is your vision? What is your hope for our country? How do you see the future? What are you going to propose that will make a difference in the lives of Americans and maintain the values, the ideas of America in a very complex world?”
“So, you bare that responsibility. At the same time,” Clinton continued, “you have to be able to counter and ignore where possible, respond where necessary, to the diversion and distraction that we see working, unfortunately, by the current incumbent in the White House.”
Zakaria also asked Clinton to respond to comments from South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, who is running for the Democratic nomination and recently told Washington Post magazine about Trump, “at least he didn’t go around saying that America was already great, like Hillary did.”
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Clinton responded: “I don’t want to comment on any of the candidates. Like I said, I think they have a lot to contribute not only to the Democratic party, but to the country. And it will be up to voters to decide who our nominee is.”
However, she later went on to criticize Bernie Sanders’ Medicare-for-All proposal, which would reportedly cover illegal immigrants.
“The specifics, though, matter,” Clinton said. “What are the details? How do we pay for it? Who is going to get what they need? There are a lot of complicated questions.”