Despite Hillary Clinton failing to even visit the state of Wisconsin due to overconfidence, MSNBC host Joy Reid claimed that “Hillary Clinton did everything right in terms of winning the right demographics” but “outside forces” including Russia intervened.
Another flub Reid appears to have overlooked is Hillary called half of Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables.”
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WashingtonExaminer reports MSNBC host Joy Reid says if anyone might have advice on how to run a successful campaign against President Trump, it’s Hillary Clinton.
“Hillary Clinton did everything right in terms of winning the right demographics, winning the right margins among voters of color, close to it she didn’t get quite as much as Barack Obama, but there were all these outside forces, including Russia, which is back,” Reid said Monday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe.
One of the biggest critiques discussed about the Clinton campaign was her lack of focus on the onetime “blue wall” states of Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania that President Trump won them in 2016.
Critics view Clinton’s refusal to campaign in Wisconsin as particularly egregious as the state had not backed a Republican presidential candidate since Ronald Reagan. This year, the Democratic National Committee is planning to hold its 2020 convention in Milwaukee, although it has been pared back due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Clinton, a former secretary of state, senator, and first lady, has brushed off that criticism, conceding only that she “supposed” a couple more campaign stops in the Midwest could have provided her a couple thousand more votes that could have won her a couple more states. She too has blamed a litany of outside factors for her defeat.
Reid, who has been with MSNBC for years and was just named the network’s newest prime-time host this month, will have Clinton and former Vice President Joe Biden, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, on as a guest on the first episode of The ReidOut on Monday night.
Reid said she hopes Clinton can provide some insight for Biden’s campaign to secure a victory to course correct the past four years of the Trump administration.
“We’ve got Hillary Clinton, obviously, who was the nominee in 2016, so she knows what it means to face Donald Trump in an election better than anyone else,” Reid said. “And of course Joe Biden, who has that task now, and if he becomes president, will have the monumental task of trying to walk this country back from what I think a lot of people would agree has been a disaster, including on coronavirus.”