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Twice failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared to take a few not-so-subtle digs at former President Donald Trump and Republicans at the funeral of diplomat Madeleine Albright.
Clinton said in a eulogy at Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday that Albright — the nation’s first female secretary of state who died of cancer last month — gave many warnings in her lifetime about what could happen in America if powerful figures are not checked.
Clinton said “fascism” could dominate the United States if “dictators and demagogues” aren’t stopped, which the New York Post reported as being a “clear swipe at former President Donald Trump and his allies.”
“She knew better than most and she warned us in her book on fascism that yes, it can happen here and time and courage are of the essence,” Clinton said.
“If Madeleine were here with us today, she would also remind us this must be a season of action,” Clinton continued.
“We must heed the wisdom of her life and the cause of her public service, stand up to dictators and demagogues — from the battlefields of Ukraine to the halls of our own capital; defend democracy at home just as vigorously as we do abroad; live up to the ideals of the country that welcomed an 11-year-old refugee sailing into New York Harbor on a ship called SS America and made her secretary of state,” she continued.
The NY Post also surmised that “Clinton’s mention of the halls of the capital was an apparent reference to last year’s Capitol siege by Trump supporters who disrupted the certification of Biden’s victory.”
Hillary Clinton urges fight for democracy, warns of fascism pic.twitter.com/VaUVK21orJ
— Yahoo News (@YahooNews) April 27, 2022
Earlier this month, Clinton made headlines when arguing that she does not understand why more Americans are not embracing President Joe Biden and Democrats.
During an interview on NBC’s “Meet The Press,” Clinton said Democrats needed to do a better job of making their case to voters ahead of the crucial midterm elections in November.
“I’m not quite sure what the disconnect is between the accomplishments of the administration and this Congress and the understanding of what’s been done and the impact it will have on the American public and some of the polling and the ongoing hand-wringing,” Clinton said.
NBC host Chuck Todd pointed to declining public support for Biden as his administration is engulfed in multiple scandals.
“A lot of speculation is that this trouble for President Biden politically started with the chaotic withdrawal in Afghanistan,” Todd said. “Do you buy that?”
“I don’t think it helped,” Clinton said. “I think that is obviously the case. I think that the performance with respect to Ukraine has been excellent.”
Clinton went on to demand that Democrats must defend Biden.
“There is a lot of good accomplishments to be putting up on the board and the Democrats, in office and out, need to be doing a better job of making the case and frankly standing up to the other side with their craziness,” Clinton said.
"Democrats, in office and out, need to do a better job of making the case" to voters. pic.twitter.com/BW55m5WScT
— Meet the Press (@MeetThePress) April 4, 2022
A new survey produced some shocking results for Biden: Blacks appear to be abandoning him in droves.
Historically a solid Democratic Party constituency, black support for Biden has tanked more than 30 points since he took office.
Per the Washington Examiner:
The new Marquette University Law School survey found a 32% cratering of black support for Biden, who now enjoys just a 56% approval rating among African Americans, among the worst ever for a modern Democratic president.
By comparison, the same survey less than a year ago found his support among black people at 88%.
“No rebound in decline in black support,” noted the survey headline.
In the college’s January survey, 57 percent of blacks approved of Biden, while 41 percent didn’t. Now the numbers are worse: 56 percent approve and 43 percent do not.
“The trend in approval by race and ethnicity since July shows a very substantial decline in approval among black adults, with smaller but consistent declines among white and Hispanic respondents,” according to the analysis.