Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., has repeated her earlier criticisms of 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton for insulting Americans who voted for her Republican opponent, Donald Trump.
"I understand the point she was trying to make, but it felt like she was criticizing Missouri voters, and I would draw — talk about drawing a line — I would draw a line there," McCaskill admitted during an interview with MSNBC on Sunday. "I have great respect for Missouri voters, and there were a lot of reasons they voted for Donald Trump, some of which I completely understand. I mean frustration is a powerful motivator, and if you've played by the rules and worked hard all your life and you're further behind this year than you were ten years ago, no wonder you want something completely different."
"For those of us that are in states that Trump won we would really appreciate if she would be more careful and show respect to every American voter and not just the ones who voted for her" - Claire McCaskill on Hillary Clinton pic.twitter.com/J1rBBar8gR
— Kasie DC (@KasieDC) March 25, 2018
After acknowledging that Clinton's comments were taken out of context (with the caveat that Clinton should be amply aware by now of the fact that that sort of thing will happen to her), McCaskill concluded, "For those of us that are in states that Trump won, we would really appreciate if she would be more careful and show respect to every American voter and not just the ones who voted for her."
Clinton's comments occurred earlier this month, when she told an audience in the Indian city of Mumbai that Trump won because his voters were looking backward. "If you look at the map of the United States, there's all that red in the middle where Trump won. I win the coast, I win, you know, Illinois and Minnesota, places like that," Clinton told the audience at the India Today Conclave.