'That's Not Helpful': Democrats Criticize Hillary for Her Remarks About Trump Voters

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But you know what?

"And his whole campaign - "Make America Great Again" - was looking backward", Clinton said of Trump. You don't want to, you know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are?

But the debate really heated up after they suggested that President Donald Trump doesn't suffer from the same toxic presence in the media and on the campaign trail.

"I mean, this woman claims to be the leader of women!"

Clinton is in India to promote her book on her loss in the 2016 presidential elections.

Divisiveness from Clinton is nothing new (remember, this is the same woman who once said that half of Trump supporters were "deplorables").

Clinton went on to say that white women voters should fight "ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should". "And I don't think that's the way you should talk about any voter, especially ones in my state".

A former Obama White House official said, 'If these statements are a form of catharsis, it would be in the Democratic Party's best interest for her to get these out of her system soon'.

Former U.S. Secretory of State Hillary Clinton
Former U.S. Secretory of State Hillary Clinton ASSOCIATED PRESS FILE

"We (Democrats) do not do well with white men and we don't do well with married white women", the former secretary of state said of her political party.

Democrats griped that her remarks would make it tougher for Democrats in swing states because they would likely be called on to respond to her disparaging remarks.

"She put herself in a position where [Democrats] from states that Trump won will have to distance themselves from her even more", said one former senior Clinton aide.

'That's a lot of states, ' the ex-aide added.

Predictably, gleeful Republicans seized on her polarizing comments.

Clinton also noted - as she has before - that the forces of Russian interference that led Trump to the Presidency are still at work around the globe, something that she said "represents a clear and present danger to democracy everywhere".

Mike Reed, the deputy communications director at the Republican National Committee, pointed out to reporters Sen.

Clinton beat Trump in the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots, but lost to the president in the Electoral College in a stunning upset.

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