A Democrat lawmaker slammed Hillary Clinton over recent comments made by the former presidential candidate criticizing Donald Trump voters, Newsweek informed.
According to Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri, Clinton needs to “show respect to every American voter” after she disparaged the President’s 2016 election campaign while speaking at a conference in Mumbai, India, earlier this month.
“I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving-forward, and his whole campaign, ‘Make America Great Again,’ was looking backwards,” Clinton said, accusing Trump of rejecting, as she says, “the American story” and the country’s values.
Responding to an attack ad featuring the comments, McCaskill told MSNBC that while she understood the point Clinton was trying to make, she felt her comments were “criticizing Missouri voters” and warned that the former Secretary of State should be “more careful” with her words.
“For those of us that are in states that Trump won, we would really appreciate it if she would be more careful and show respect to every American voter and not just the ones who voted for her,” the McCaskill stressed.
Trump won Missouri with 56.8 percent of the vote in the 2016 election, while Clinton claimed 38.1 percent of the vote. The President’s 19-point margin of victory in the state was more than double that of Mitt Romney’s in 2012, Newsweek adds.