With just one week left before we begin tabulating the votes in this infernal and infuriating election, politicos of contests past are littering the media landscape with their last ditch efforts to compel us to vote one way or the other.
This is the way that it always has been, but 2020’s nearly unbelievable tumult has lumped a smothering weight onto the affair. While some who look to influence us do so with compassion or clout, there are others who are turning to fear to motivate the voters.
And it’s not just the overarching fear of what the country in general could becomes should a certain candidate be elected, but personal fear as well.
Former secretary of state and Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said during an interview Monday with journalist Kara Swisher, “It literally makes me sick to my stomach” to think that President Donald Trump may be reelected in November.
The former First Lady was worried that Trump’s reelection could send her to the slammer as well.
Asked if she felt any “fear” that President Trump would target her legally should he be reelected, Clinton said, “There’s no doubt that he would do everything he could to attack and punish anyone who was, in his view, an adversary.”
“And he would be aided and abetted, sadly, by both elected and appointed officials,” she continued. “So, of course, one of the most important accomplishments that I hope we see in this election is a Democratic Senate, where that would be the check that we would need against further abuse of power.”
Clinton also continued to claim that Trump 2016 electoral victory may have been illegitimate.
“I don’t think he has any boundaries at all, Kara,” Clinton stated. “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.”
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