Hillary Clinton says she ‘couldn’t have’ supported Trump during primaries
NEW YORK — Hillary Clinton said Wednesday that she “couldn’ have” voted for Donald Trump during the 2016 Republican primaries, as she was criticized for her role in the campaign.
Speaking at a campaign stop in the Bronx, the Democratic nominee was asked if she could have voted for the real estate mogul at the Republican National Convention, where she lost the nomination to Donald Trump.
She said, “Well, I think that would have been one thing.
And I would have voted.
But I had a lot of conversations with him.
I think I made a decision to listen to what he was saying, to listen.
And so, I could have, but I could not have.
I just couldn’t have.”
She continued, “I was a little bit more vocal.
I was very passionate.
I had to be.
I couldnt have.
Because we had a nominee who, I was just not sure.
And you know, I know I was a vocal supporter of Donald Trump at the time.
But we got to the point where he was the nominee.
I don’t think that was the right thing for me.”
Clinton has faced criticism for her lack of support for Trump in the 2016 campaign, with many accusing her of playing “de facto” support for the billionaire, even though the former secretary of state publicly backed Bernie Sanders in the primaries.