Failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton overlooked years of her own doubts that former President Donald Trump was legitimately elected to accuse him of leading “a very dangerous continuing high-level attack on the legitimacy of our government and the election of our president” on Monday.
“Our former president is not only behind it, he incited it, he encouraged it, and he continues to do so,” Clinton told the hosts on ABC’s “The View.” “And you have leaders of the Republican Party who have willingly gone along as though they’re members of a cult, not a political party but a cult, and they’re continuing attacks on the election.”
Clinton also complained about “the disinformation network known as Facebook” and said the nation is in a “full constitutional crisis” as a result of Trump.
“We are still in the midst of a concerted, well-funded effort to undermine American democracy,” she said.
.@HillaryClinton to @TheView: “We’re at a very dangerous, continuing high-level attack on the legitimacy of our government and the election of our president. And obviously, [former Pres. Trump] is not only behind it, he incited it, he encouraged it, and he continues to do so.” pic.twitter.com/8pERcKCG7H
— The View (@TheView) October 11, 2021
As noted by Federalist Senior Editor Mollie Hemingway in her new book “Rigged: How the Media, Big Tech, and the Democrats Seized Our Elections,” Democrats such as Clinton have labeled decades of presidential victories for their opponents as illegitimate.
If questioning the results of a presidential election were a crime, as many have asserted in the wake of the controversial 2020 election and its aftermath, nearly the entire Democratic Party and media establishment would have been incarcerated for their rhetoric following the 2016 election. In fact, the last time they accepted the legitimacy of a presidential election they lost was in 1988.
For months leading up to the 2016 election, Clinton worked with the corrupt corporate media and Democrats’ to create and amplify false narratives about Trump colluding with the Russians. This conspiracy theory was not only used to spy on the Trump campaign but fed into lies post-Clinton’s election loss that there were “hacked voting totals” and “illegal voter suppression.”
Clinton especially sowed doubts about the legitimacy of Trump’s presidency and questioned whether she actually lost the 2016 election.
“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” Clinton said in 2019.
“I know he’s an illegitimate president,” Clinton later said.
Just last October, Clinton claimed that “there was a widespread understanding that this election [in 2016] was not on the level,” and “We still don’t know what really happened.”
“There’s just a lot that I think will be revealed. History will discover,” she said on The Atlantic’s politics podcast. “But you don’t win by 3 million votes and have all this other shenanigans and stuff going on and not come away with an idea like, ‘Whoa, something’s not right here.’ That was a deep sense of unease.”