Hillary and her camp love to throw accusations of racism and sexism at her opponents, but this time it’s Hillary who is on the receiving end of the accusations. And the remarks are coming from a former board member of one of her pro-Hillary Clinton super PACs.
After Donald Trump told an interviewer that Hillary Clinton was “playing the woman card” in order to get elected, Clinton responded by saying,
“I have a lot of experience dealing with men who sometimes get off the reservation in the way they behave and how they speak.”
Nina Turner, a former Ohio state senator who served previously on the pro-Clinton super PAC, Correct the Record’s board came out and told CNNs Jake Tappper,
“As an historian, I would caution any of us in this country to talk about anybody being off the reservation. Let us not forget that the colonists of this country stole the land from our Native American brothers and sisters and government put them on reservations. So we have to be careful with that type of language.”
Turner shocked Hillary’s camp when she crossed lines to endorse Bernie Sanders for president last year, so that could explain her willingness to come out with criticism against Hillary.
Another interesting theory behind Clinton’s statement is that when she was talking about dealing with men who go “off the reservation” she may have been referring to her husband, Bill. The former president has has many widely publicized affairs throughout his marriage, some taking place during his tenure as Arkansas Governor and then later as President of the United States.
He has even been accused of rape by Juanita Broaddrick and sexual misconduct by Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones. Clinton even paid Jones $850,000 to drop her lawsuit against him.
Do you think Hillary’s remarks expose an underlying racism or insensitivity, or are they typical of a woman who has led a privileged life in the public eye and who feels she deserves to be handed everything she wants?