Hillary Clinton appeared on "The Daily Show" Monday and was asked about a possible changing of powers at the White House after the November election.
The former First Lady appeared virtually for an interview by Trevor Noah on what has been called "The Daily Social Distancing Show" during the pandemic. The interview was on a range of topics from voter suppression to taking shots at Republican leaders to the accusation of Republicans attempting to stifle Democrat votes in November.
“Republicans have two prongs to their strategy to try to win,” she stated. “The first is to try to prevent as many people who they think won’t vote for them from voting. So make the lines really long where young people vote or African-Americans vote or Hispanics vote. Try to make vote-by-mail as difficult as possible. Claim it’s fraudulent when indeed it’s not. In fact, that’s how Donald Trump votes and everybody who knows about vote-by-mail understands that.”
Noah asked Clinton if she thinks President Trump will use vote-by-mail and COVID-19 to delegitimize the election and refuse to give up power if he were to lose.
“I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he’s going to go quietly or not. We have to be ready for that,” she said. “But there have been so many academic studies and other analyses that point out that it’s just an inaccurate, fraudulent claim. There isn’t that problem.”
“I want a fair election. If people get to vote and they, for whatever reason, vote for Donald Trump, OK. We’ll accept it. Not happily,” she said while laughing. “But I don’t think that’s what will happen because I think the more people that can get to the poles, whether by mail or in person, and get their votes counted, then we’re going to have the kind of election we should have and then it’ll be a win both in the popular vote and in the electoral college.”
Check out the interview, if you can stomach it.
It's almost like she already has her canned response ready for when Creepy Joe Biden loses.