Hillary Clinton has spoken out in a new interview praising the ‘fabulous policies’ of President-elect Joe Biden, but warning that President Donald Trump will remain in the spotlight after leaving office and urging Democrats to find more powerful messaging to highlight their initiatives.
Clinton spoke at length in a freewheeling interview with actor Dax Shepard and co-host Monica Padman on their podcast Armchair Expert, in a new episode that aired on Monday.
‘Trump’s not going away, he may have to finally have to leave the white house, but he’s going to turn around the next day and say he’s running for president again,’ Clinton predicted.
‘And then he’s going to be out there, he’s going to have rallies, because it’s like lifeblood to him. He’s probably going to be owning some kind of media outlet where he’s going to be peddling his stuff everyday,’ she continued.
Clinton spoke at length in a freewheeling interview with actor Dax Shepard and co-host Monica Padman (together bottom) on their podcast Armchair Expert
She warned that President Donald Trump will remain in the spotlight after leaving office
‘Somehow we’ve got to break through the noise,’ she said in a conversation about how Democrats can better promote their polices.
‘He has fabulous policies,’ she said of Biden. ‘We’ve got to figure out how to translate that, and everything he wants to do, into a narrative that captures those eyeballs.’
Clinton blamed both the traditional media and social media for failing to focus on bread-and-butter economic plans and job policies, instead favoring outrage and controversy.
‘Because we live in this time where controversy, the algorithms favor it drive it and you think that’s what is the only reality,’ she said.
Clinton celebrated the results of the November presidential election as a ‘repudiation of Trump and everything he was trying to do to the nation.’
She also recounted once again about the difficulty she experienced in losing the 2016 presidential election to Trump.
Clinton praised Biden for his ‘fabulous policies’ and said she felt no bitterness that Kamala Harris had broken barriers as the first woman to be elected vice president
Clinton celebrated the results of the November presidential election as a ‘repudiation of Trump and everything he was trying to do to the nation’
Podcast hosts Padman and Shepard are seen reacting during the interview with Clinton
‘One of the most difficult transitions I’ve ever had to go through was unexpectedly not becoming president, because I thought I was on the path to becoming president, I had a very clear idea of what I wanted to do,’ she said.
‘I really felt the weight of history, the weight of expectation the thousands of girls and young women who showed up at my events,’ she said.
Asked by Shepard whether she felt any bitterness that Biden’s running mate had ascended to high office after she did not, Clinton said she had no such feelings.
‘I’m very personally attached to her and invested in her success,’ Clinton said of Harris.
‘I always believe that we’re in a relay race,’ she said. ‘Let’s keep opening up the pipeline, not just women, but people of color, LGBTQ.’
Clinton also opened up about her experience as a parent, sharing advice with Shepard, who has daughters ages five and seven with wife Kristen Bell.
She said that when raising her own daughter Chelsea she was ‘constantly trying to find the right balance.’
The interview came months after Shepard, 45, confessed that he had recently relapsed with the painkiller Oxycodone and kept it a secret
‘Not imposing on her what I wanted her to become, but trying the best I could to enable her to become whoever she was going to be,’ Clinton said. ‘You know, it’s hard. I mean, it’s the hardest job I ever had.’
‘It’s a constant balancing act. But that’s part of the joy as well as the challenge of being a parent,’ she said.
‘You want, obviously, the best, but you also want to try to be aware enough so that you don’t make what you think were mistakes made with you, right? We all do it, though, there’s no escaping from it. We are the products of our own parents’ efforts to raise us.’
The interview came months after Shepard, 45, confessed that he had recently relapsed with the painkiller Oxycodone and kept it a secret while celebrating 16 years of sobriety.
The actor opened up on his podcast that he had secretly been abusing the painkillers after being injured in a serious motorbike accident.