Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has stepped up her Putin “election interference” narrative against former President Donald Trump as the 2024 presidential elections draws closer.
Speaking with former White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Clinton claimed Russian President Vladimir Putin could indeed interfere again in 2024, like she claimed he did in 2016 when she sorely lost to Donald Trump.
“He has indeed interfered in our elections in the past,” Psaki began on her MSNBC show Inside With Jen Psaki.
“It’s not something, as you experienced firsthand, is not something we talk about a lot.”
“Do you fear that that is something that could be happening for 2024, do you think we should be talking about it more?” Psaki asked.
Clinton said there was “no doubt” that Putin interfered in the 2016 election, a claim she continued to push throughout Trump’s presidency.
However, Clinton is now trying to resurrect to the now debunked “Putin interference” claim against Trump for the 2024 election.
“I don’t think, despite all of the deniers, there is any doubt that he interfered in our election or that he has interfered in many ways in the internal affairs of other countries, funding political parties, funding political candidates, buying off government officials in different places,” Clinton said.
“He hates democracy. He particularly hates the West, and he especially hates us,” she said.
“And he has determined that he can do two things simultaneously,” Clinton continued.
“He can try to continue to damage and divide us internally, and he’s quite good at it,” she added.
Clinton claimed that Putin worked hard to stop her from winning the presidency because he wanted to “expand his reach” and seize more territory.
“Part of the reason he worked so hard against me is because he didn’t think that he wanted me in the White House,” she said.
“So, we are where we are and part of the challenge is to continue to explain to the American public that, you know, the kind of leader Putin is — this authoritarian dictator who literally kills his opposition, kills journalists, poisons people who disagree with him, invades other countries, interferes with our election — that is part of the alternative we have to reject this in this election,” she said.
“We have to reject authoritarianism; we have to reject a kind of creeping fascism almost of people who are really ready to turn over their thinking, their votes to wannabe dictators,” Clinton added.
“We can’t allow that to proceed.”