Over the weekend in Mumbai at India Today’s Conclave, 2016 Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said America “did not deserve” Donald Trump as president.
Partial transcript as follows:
AROON PURIE: Its commonly said that countries deserve the government they get. Does American deserve Donald Trump? What’s gone wrong?
HILARY CLINTON: Well, I would have to say no, we did not deserve that. But I think, as I mentioned, he ran the first reality TV campaign. And he was the first reality TV candidate. And what does that mean? Well if you watch reality TV, you know it means that the person who is the most outrageous, the person who says the politically incorrect things, the person who is insulting and attacking drives big ratings. And I think part of what happened in the election is almost an attraction that many people had to the role that was being played by him as a candidate for president.