After losing the 2016 election to President Trump, Hillary Clinton is still having nightmares over her loss.
When she made a recent appearance on Kara Swisher’s New York Times Opinion podcast, “Sway,” Clinton declared that she was “born to be president.”
She added that the thought of President Trump winning again, well, it’s too painful even to consider that could happen.
When Swisher asked the former secretary of state if she thought a female president would be much more able to handle the pandemic, Clinton replied, “I have no doubt, especially if it were me.”
She told Swisher, “I was born for that. I mean, that’s why I knew I’d be a good president. I was ready for crises and emergencies, and I would have done what you see these women leaders doing. You listen to the science. You bring in people in an open, inclusive way. You communicate constantly, you make the case by explaining why what you’re doing is in the long-term interests, not only of health but also, of the economy.”
“Yeah, I have no doubt in my mind at all that I would have stepped up to that crisis,” she said, reported The Blaze.
During the lengthy interview, the possibility of the president winning another four years was brought up, with Clinton jumping in to say, “I can’t entertain the idea of him winning.”
She stressed, “It would cause cognitive dissonance of a grave degree,” and added that just the thought of him winning brings on nausea.
“It makes me literally sick to my stomach to think that we’d have four more years of this abuse and destruction of our institutions, and damaging of our norms and our values, and lessening of our leadership and the list goes on. But there’s no doubt that he would do everything he could to attack and punish anyone who was, in his view, an adversary …
I don’t think he has any boundaries at all, Kara. I don’t think he has any conscience. He’s obviously not a moral, truthful man. So he will do whatever he can to lift himself up. And remember, as I said, he lives with this specter of illegitimacy. He knows more about how he got really elected than we still do. Hopefully, we’ll learn more in the years ahead,” said Clinton.
Last year, rumors abounded that she was considering another run at the presidency, and she told Democrats she would do so if she could see a clear path to winning.
She has since endorsed Joe Biden as a Democratic candidate.
Despite her fierce words about the prospect of Trump winning another term, she insists he is the one not able to let go of the 2016 result, where she won more votes although she lost.
“Well, I think I live rent-free in his head,” she said. “He does not live rent-free in my head, because I have very little regard for him.”