- Hillary Clinton joked that Fox News’s rhetoric made it seem that the news network was “trying to impeach” her.
- Clinton also said that the “lock her up” chants at Donald Trump’s rallies disturbed her and said she wouldn’t “want anybody going through that.”
- Clinton argued that sexism and misogyny played a role in the political discourse during the 2016 US election.
Hillary Clinton recalled memories of the 2016 US presidential election and had some choice words for President Donald Trump and Fox News during a speaking event in New York City on Tuesday.
“Fox News is always trying to impeach me, so somebody needs to tell them, that doesn’t apply to a private citizen,” Clinton quipped during an event hosted by The Wing, a coworking space designed for women.
Clinton said she learned that “perseverance is the best response,” while navigating through the contentious election cycle where “lock her up” chants reverberated throughout the many rallies held by her then-Republican rival Donald Trump.
“It was disturbing to see that,” Clinton said. “When you’ve been accused of everything, like I have, and you realize some people believe it, it’s really depressing.”
“But I would hope that we can change the political culture,” Clinton continued. “Because I don’t want anybody going through that. I don’t care who you are. I don’t care how much I agree or disagree with you. To be lied about persistently, to be vilified is very harmful,” she said.
Clinton argued that sexism and misogyny played a role in the political discourse during the election: “Part of what we have to come to grips with is the role that sexism plays with our society and certainly our politics.”
The former secretary of state and Democratic presidential candidate also fired a proverbial shot at Trump, who helped encourage the “lock her up” chants at his rallies.
“They’re still chanting it,” Clinton said. “You know, when you can’t think of anything to say, Trump starts chanting it.”
“You sit there and you think, ‘Does he think I was elected?'”
Watch Hillary Clinton’s comments here: