Published: Wed, March 14, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

Meghan McCain calls Clinton family 'virus' in Democratic politics

Meghan McCain calls Clinton family 'virus' in Democratic politics

"At the RNC, we try not to continue to focus on Hillary Clinton. So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward".

Clinton found herself in hot-water Tuesday after speaking at an global conference in India; slamming "white women" for costing her the 2016 election to Donald Trump. I may not have agreed with their choice, but I certainly respect them.

"I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me, but got scared off", she told an worldwide women's summit in NY in May of past year.

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Weary Democrats said they had had enough, and that her clueless comments were reminiscent of her description on the campaign of many Trump supporters as a "basket of deplorables", a slur that cemented her image as an out-of-touch Beltway elitist.

Her aides are suggesting these statements are only hurting the Democratic Party's brand, especially as the party looks ahead to the 2020 presidential election.

"She put herself in a position where [Democrats] from states that Trump won will have to distance themselves from her even more", one former senior Clinton aide told The Hill.

'That's a lot of states, ' the ex-aide added.

"If your messaging is that you want to go back in time, that women can't think for themselves, that our husbands, bosses, and sons tell us what to do, that's quite the message going forward into midterms and [the] general election", she said.

"Look, this was bad".

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown, who is also up for re-election said that he doesn't "really care what she said" and that her words are "not helpful".

However, Hillary's longtime communications advisor Philippe Reines said "he understands 'why that man won in 2016′" and also understand "why he may win again in 2020".

Predictably, gleeful Republicans seized on her polarizing comments.

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