Twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton is backing away from comments she made last week when she viciously attacked “white women” who voted for President Trump; saying her comments were “misinterpreted” and that she “meant no disrespect.”
The former Secretary of State was responding to a fierce backlash against comments she made while speaking in India, saying “white women” only voted for Trump because they were pressured to do so by their “husbands, bosses, and sons.”
Clinton posted a response on her official Facebook page, saying “I also mentioned something in passing that’s gotten a lot of negative attention.”
“There is anecdotal evidence and some research to suggest that women are unfortunately more swayed by men than the other way around,” she writes. “I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted. I meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.”
Clinton’s comments were harshly rebuked by leading Democrats and other liberal lawmakers last week, with the hosts of ABC’s ‘The View’ slamming the former candidate for her inflammatory rhetoric and labeling her a “political virus” on the Democratic party.
Read the full statement below: