Hillary Clinton hit a new low on the India stop of her never-ending “it wasn’t me” tour.
What’s surprising is that Hillary finally took credit for her election loss, though she did it the same way she does so much – unconsciously.
The failed candidate revised and extended her infamous “racist-sexist-xenophobic deplorables” remarks, declaring Trump voters “don’t like black people getting rights … don’t like women getting jobs … don’t want to see that Indian-American succeeding.”
It’s always nice to hear an American trashing their fellow citizens, but I digress.
Hillary explained that she won the high-income coasts and places that are “dynamic, moving forward,” dismissing the places Trump won as moving backward.
One might ask why are they moving backward.
Hillary provides the answer:
“You know Bill [Clinton] negotiated NAFTA, Obama negotiated the TransPacific Partnership and those are all under attack,” by President Trump, Clinton said.
Remember, during the campaign, Hillary Clinton dishonestly claimed she opposed the TransPacific Partnership. Now, she can pull an “after my election, I have more flexibility” and be honest about her loyalties – and they are not to her fellow Americans.
The truth is, the open-borders, phony free trade policies she and her husband championed are directly responsible for the economic devastation in the American heartland.
She derides vast regions of the country as moving backwards, but she’s the reason why.
Before her husband signed NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement) and granted China permanent most-favored-nation trading status, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Ohio and Wisconsin had a thriving automotive industry.
These factories provided better-paying jobs to Americans, many of whose ancestors left the cotton fields of the South to work in the smokestack industries of the North.
These same Americans were left without jobs or opportunities when American industry moved to Mexico and China thanks to the Clintons.
The impact of de-industrialization is felt throughout the economy. The chief economist for the International Infrastructure and Transport Group, Jan Berg-Andreassen, writes, “As the labor-intensive industries relocate to other countries, the opportunities and incomes for large swaths of the homeland population disappear and … the purchasing power of the remaining population will over time deteriorate.”
Outside the golden enclaves of Washington, New York and California that voted for Hillary, too much of the U.S. looks like a Third World country.
The connection between globalist policies and America’s falling living standard is clear as day, but Hillary and her fellow travelers fail to see it. As Upton Sinclair said, “It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.”
The multinational corporations and the foreign government that profit from the open-borders policies pay Washington politicians and think tanks to champion and justify those policies. Left out of this triangle trade are the forgotten men and women Hillary dismisses as horrible human beings.
Hillary slammed President Trump for slapping tariffs on imported steel and aluminum. She thought she was speaking for her Indian audience when she said, “They don’t understand the kind of worldview that the current administration is pursuing.”
Wrong again. Delhi knows very well what’s going on.
India has constructed a rampart of tariff and non-tariff barriers to protect its domestic industries against imports from America.
India famously imposes a 100 percent tariff on Harley Davidson motorcycles.
And Harleys are made in Wisconsin. One of those backward “places where Trump won.”