Despite losing the 2016 presidential election more than two years ago, Hillary Clinton suggested over the weekend that the election was “stolen” from her.
While speaking with husband Bill Clinton at an “Evening with the Clintons” event on Saturday in Los Angeles, Clinton revealed that she is advising 2020 Democratic presidential contenders on how she handled having an election “stolen” from her.
“You can run the best campaign, you can even become the nominee, and you can have the election stolen from you,” Clinton said, according to CNN.
“That, my friends, has nothing to do with the economy, does it?” she continued.
Clinton’s comments come more than a month after the conclusion of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, which concluded that Russians interfered in the 2016 election. However, the investigation also found that President Donald Trump, nor anyone associated with his campaign, was involved with the Russian disinformation campaign.
Clinton’s comments are ironic in particular because during the 2016 presidential election, Democrats and mainstream media pundits warned of the danger that Donald Trump posed to American democracy if he refused to accept the results of the election.
Clinton herself even rebuked Trump during a debate over the possibility that he would not accept the election’s results.
“This is how Donald thinks, and it’s funny, but it’s also really troubling,” Clinton said during the third presidential debate in Oct. 2016.
“That is not the way our democracy works,” she continued. “We’ve been around for 240 years. We’ve had free and fair elections. We’ve accepted the outcomes when we may not have liked them, and that is what must be expected of anyone standing on a debate stage during a general election.”
In addition to now-outright claiming the election was “stolen” from her, Clinton has blamed misogyny, voter fraud, the National Rifle Association, the FBI and its former Director James Comey, and, of course, Russia for her 2016 election loss.