Clinton: ‘The Real Threat to Your Future Is a Government that Doesn’t Care About You’
Hillary Clinton is warning that "the real threat" to America is a government "that doesn't care about you" and that under President Trump actions are being taken to "make your life harder."
The comments came during another interview for her book, "What Happened," which offers her take on losing the 2016 presidential race. She appeared on CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS."
Here's a transcript:
ZAKARIA: “What should Democrats do to try to deal with the reality that there is this cultural anxiety? Is there any way to connect with it without succumbing to prejudice?”
CLINTON: “Well, I have said, and I really believe this, that I’m not going to give up on the progress of the last 50 to 60 years in our country. We are a fairer, better nation because we have the Civil Rights Act, because women’s rights were recognized and we both knocked down discrimination and created more doors of opportunity, that we are treating gay people with respect and giving them their equal rights as citizens. That, you know, when you look at freedom of religion, something that was so critical to our Constitution, why are we scapegoating Muslims? You know, people who are here in our country, making contributions.
"So my view on this is it’s a terrible mistake for Democrats, or anybody, to walk away from these core values and rights. We have to stand up for them and we have to do a better job, number one, of explaining to people, you are being snookered. You know what, the real threat to your future is a government that doesn’t care about you and is taking actions that will make your life even harder and is favoring the wealthy beyond anything we’ve ever seen before.”