Olivia Wilde: Some attacks on Clinton are 'pure sexism'
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Actress Olivia Wilde said on Tuesday that some criticism of Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonMedia circles wagons for conspiracy theorist Neera Tanden The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - Senate ref axes minimum wage, House votes today on relief bill Democratic strategists start women-run media consulting firm MORE is sexist.

“It’s pure sexism,” she insisted of charges that Clinton is “not warm enough” and “too hawkish,” according to The Daily Beast.


“This bullshit about her not seeming ‘warm’ enough is pure misogyny,” Wilde said. "It’s ridiculous.

“I think she’s one of the loveliest, most personable politicians I’ve ever met — much warmer than other politicians, in fact,” she added. "That’s pure sexism.”

Wilde said Clinton draws fierce criticism because her extensive history of public service makes her a threat.

“That’s the thing about Hillary — when people stop scheming to take her down with bullshit, her actual resume speaks for itself,” the “Rush” performer said.

She said the Democratic presidential field is offering a clear and attractive alternative to the GOP.

“Everything that’s happened so far this election has just been ridiculous for the Republican Party, of course, and so illuminating in its transparency,” said Wilde, who endorsed Clinton’s 2016 campaign earlier this year.

“People are getting inspired by [Sen.] Bernie [Sanders (I-Vt.)] and inspired by Hillary, and that’s a great thing,” Wilde added. "People are engaged.”

Wilde previously backed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for the Oval Office next year before the lawmaker ruled out her candidacy.

She has since said she supports Clinton instead because of her work on healthcare and women’s rights.

The Democrats conducted their first presidential debate Tuesday evening in Las Vegas.

Clinton squared off with Sanders, former Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.) and former Govs. Martin O’Malley (D-Md.) and Lincoln Chaffee (D-R.I.) in the contest, which aired live on CNN.

The Democratic National Committee has scheduled the next debate for Nov. 14 in Des Moines, Iowa.