In what is the saddest interview twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has yet given since her earth-shattering upset by an opponent given approximately negative 1000% chance of winning, Clinton spends a couple of minutes fantasizing about what she would be doing if she were President of the United States in an alternate reality.
The interviewer for liberal outlet Now This starts off the brief interview (video below) by floating the idea of “Earth 2,” where Clinton is president. Clinton runs with the idea even further than the producers hoped.
“People joke about Earth 2, where you are president, and what you might be doing on Earth 2,” says Now This political director Nico Pitney.
Clinton gleefully accepts the hypothetical, saying, “You know, we may have just found it!” referencing a recently discovered planet that could potentially support life.
Clinton’s first alternate reality scenario is North Korea, in which she declares that on Earth 2 she would be applying “full-on diplomatic pressure and sending diplomats who actually know the language, know the history.”
Asked about what she’d be doing about “gun safety,” Clinton says, “We would be putting as much money as it took into enforcing laws we already have. And then I would be pushing for universal background checks that would include gun shows.”
As for the opioid crisis, Earth 2 President Clinton finds a way to pat herself on the back for the good work put in by the scandal-prone Clinton Foundation, which she says “led the way” in responding to overdoses by “getting naloxone into colleges and high schools and emergency responders.” President Clinton would be working on putting in place a plan that would really give those suffering from addiction the help they need, she adds.
It’s at this point that the producer says he fears they have to end the interview, but Clinton asks if she can give them “one more,” promising to “be short.”
“You want one more? I’ll be short — one more?” she pleads, adding, “Because I like being on Earth 2.”
The comment she was so eager to make ends up being about Russia . . .
“We’ve got to get to the bottom of what happened in 2016,” she insists. “If I had been president — or on Earth 2, where I am — I would have an independent commission with subpoena power because if we don’t get to the bottom of this, it’s going to keep happening. This is an ongoing threat.”
She continues: “I worry about ’18. I worry about 2020 because this is the first time we’ve ever been attacked and not imposed any real consequences on our adversary.”
She ends by thanking the interviewer and saying wistfully, “Let’s go to Earth 2.”
Clinton was back in the news this weekend after yet another back and forth between her and her “former opponent,” now the actual President of the United States on Earth 1. On Saturday, Trump tweeted, “Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!”
Clinton responded by slamming Trump for being “obsessed” with her. “Apparently, you know, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out,” said Clinton during a forum on Saturday. “Apparently there was another, somebody told me, tweet today. Honestly, between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? I don’t understand it. Maybe that’s the whole point.”
H/T American Mirror