Hillary Clinton questions how anyone with a 'beating heart and a working mind still supports' Donald Trump as she claims he made race riots and coronavirus pandemic 'all about him'

  • Hillary Clinton excoriated Trump for being 'such a failure across the board'
  • 'It is a mystery why anybody with a beating heart and a working mind still supports him,' the former secretary of State said in an interview Friday
  • She commended protesters taking to the streets to decry George Floyd's death and blasted Trump's response as 'inadequate' 
  • The 2016 Democratic candidate said the president is trying to make the coronavirus pandemic and George Floyd protests 'all about him' 
Hillary Clinton has denigrated Trump, claiming his response to George Floyd's death and ensuing protests is 'inadequate,' and asserting the president is 'such a failure across the board.'
In a blistering interview with the Los Angeles Times published early Friday morning, Clinton held nothing back in her criticism of the president.
'It is a mystery why anybody with a beating heart and a working mind still supports him,' she scorned, specifically referencing his photo-op last week in front of a church that had been set on fire as part of riots.
'It was beyond my comprehension,' she continued of the spectacle. 'We have never seen anything like this. He is without shame.'
Trump has received widespread backlash for the Monday stunt, with even some of his allies in Congress condemning the move for law enforcement to clear Lafayette Park of protesters with tear gas and force.
Protesters were gathered in the park separating the White House and St. John's Episcopal Church on Pennsylvania Avenue on Monday participating in demonstrations in the wake of George Floyd's death.
Speaking on the president's response to Floyd's death at the hands of a white police officer, Clinton said it initially seemed promising before he changed course and stepped away from the issues of police brutality and instead turned to bashing rioters for destroying cities across the country in the wake of mass protests.
Hillary Clinton excoriated Donald Trump for his response to George Floyd's death and ensuing protests, claiming he is 'such a failure across the board'
Hillary Clinton excoriated Donald Trump for his response to George Floyd's death and ensuing protests, claiming he is 'such a failure across the board'
'[W]hen we have a terrible killing like we did in Minneapolis, he makes some steps toward — in the very early hours after we all saw that horrific video — to look like he's going to be empathetic, to look like he's going to try to talk about this stripping bare of the continuing racism and inequities of law enforcement and justice system,' she said. 
'And then he pivots again because he's not comfortable doing that,' she added.
Clinton praised protests taking to the streets demanding reform in the police system, saying she hopes that justice will follow. 
'If you look at the young people who are the primary movers of the peaceful protests in response to Mr. Floyd's killing, I'm hopeful that this can break open not only some hearts but some structural impediments to equality and justice in a way that defies the distraction of the second-to-second demands of social media,' Clinton said.
'And it may well be that a leader like [Donald] Trump, who depends upon distraction, has finally been brought down to Earth because people are watching in real time what is happening and how inadequate his response has been to these historic moments,' she added.
She also slammed police for deploying tear gas and pepper spray, as well as using non-lethal rubber bullets, to clear a crowd of protesters in front of St. John's Episcopal Church near the White House so the president could pose with a Bible in front of the boarded up windows for a photo-op.  
At the time, Clinton had tweeted that it was 'a horrifying use of presidential power.'
She also asserted in her interview that the president made troubling circumstances like the COVID-19 pandemic and George Floyd's death 'all about him.' 
'If it's about a terrible pandemic with an unprecedented virus, he tries to ignore it, tries to keep the attention on himself, Then when it becomes impossible to do that, he tries to seize the moment and turn it into a daily rally, like he loves to do,' she said.
'And then when it becomes impossible to ignore, he tries to change the subject, he tries to withdraw from the spotlight so he can come up with some other diversion and distraction for the body politic and the press,' Clinton continued. 
Clinton has not been shy about her criticism of Trump, who bested her for the White House in 2016.
While she claims that she thought on Inauguration Day in 2017, Trump would transform into the type of person who becomes president – but admits she was wrong.
'I heard him get up and give that speech that was the absolute opposite of anything that could have brought the country together,' she said of the January 2017 speech. 'Politics should be about addition, about finding common ground. No, he was speaking to his outraged base.'
She added that she was sitting next to former President George W. Bush at the inauguration, and that he was not pleased, either.
'He just turned to me and said, 'That was some weird s—.' And every single day has been a surprise, an unpleasant surprise, about how there seems to be no bottom to this man and his presidency,' she continued.
A new report published over the weekend indicated that Bush is likely not voting for Trump in 2020, and some even indicate he could be considering casting his ballot for Democratic nominee Joe Biden.

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  1. Well Hill at least Donald and his spouse do not have a trail of dead bodies trailing behind and stretching back four decades. Five decades if you want to include the rapes.


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