Clinton: ‘I meant no disrespect’ with Trump voter comments

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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is providing an explanation for controversial comments she made earlier this month about voters who supported President Trump during the 2016 election.

“I understand how some of what I said upset people and can be misinterpreted,” Clinton wrote in a lengthy Facebook post late Saturday explaining her remarks.

“I meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.”

{mosads}Clinton was heavily criticized for the comments, in which she described the states that supported her during the election as more economically advanced than those that supported Trump.

“No, it’s not helpful at all,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) told “Fox News Sunday,” when asked about Clinton’s statements. “In fact, my friend Hillary Clinton is wrong.”

Clinton also implied that women who cast a ballot for Trump did so due to “ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should.”

“As much as I hate the possibility, and hate saying it, it’s not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance — even within the same household. I did not realize how hard it would hit many who heard it,” Clinton said in her explanation.

Clinton said she hopes the clarification “helps to explain the point I was trying to make.”

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