Hillary Clinton has admitted that she wrote a political thriller based on Donald Trump’s presidency and accuses him of “orchestrating” the January 6 riots at the Capitol.
- Clinton’s first account of the state of terror was released in early October of this year
- On Sunday she was asked if her book was a huge blow to Trump, to whom she lost in 2016
- The novel describes a clumsy but charismatic former president who left Washington for Florida after losing his re-election bid.
- The heroine of her novel is a foreign minister “of a certain age” – a position she held
- Clinton also repeated warnings that Trump is a “danger” to American democracy
- The large number of recent media appearances has sparked rumors of a rematch in 2024
Hillary Clinton appeared on television on Sunday to promote her new political movie, State of Terror — which she admitted was based on her 2016 challenger, former President Donald Trump.
In her third interview this month, the former first lady accused Trump of “the mastermind” of the January 6 Capitol riots.
Her latest media attack has fueled rumors that Clinton is testing the atmosphere in her re-election bid after repeatedly calling Trump’s potential 2024 ticket a threat to democracy.
This morning, CNN host Fareed Zakaria questioned claims that her new novel is a “covered attack on President Trump.”
“Having lived that presidency, when it came time to write a political thriller with my friend and collaborator Louise Penny, of course I would have drawn from the reality we’ve all lived through,” Clinton said, adding, “It’s a good thriller.”
She said the former president, to whom she lost in the 2016 election despite winning the popular vote, is a “danger” to the nation.
Clinton gave her third TV interview in two weeks on Sunday, sparking rumors that she is testing the course of a possible comeback in 2024
“I believe our democracy is under constant attack by the former president, who masterminded a coup d’état in the Capitol attack, and continues to promote the false accusation that the 2020 election was somehow rigged against him,” Clinton said.
“I think he poses a real, clear and present danger to the United States,” she added.
Clinton said her version is based on the Trump presidency
She appears to be painting against her own background in the book, too. Clinton said the novel’s two protagonists are “two women of a certain age” — the secretary of state and her best friend.
Prior to her bid for the White House in 2016, Clinton served as former President Barack Obama’s secretary of state, although her legacy in the position was marred by the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed the US ambassador to Libya and a diplomatic corps.
The book is set at the opening of a new presidency. Soon after the inauguration, fatal explosions erupted in three European cities.
The Secretary of State and her advisor had to make a long journey to navigate the internal government bureaucracy and unravel the mystery of who was behind the bombings – believed to be a Pakistani arms dealer who was released from prison by the former US president.
Reviews of Clinton’s novel leave no doubt that she was inspired by real life. The former president is described as a one-state leader who fled Washington for Florida after losing out on planning his return.
He has been described in various ways as being ignorant, vengeful and charismatic – and demanding “loyalty” from all those who served in his administration.
She also accused Trump of “orchestrating” the January 6 Capitol attack (he was seen angering supporters at a White House rally that stopped the robbery shortly before some of them stormed the Capitol)
She is not the first critic of Trump to claim direct responsibility for what his supporters have done
Earlier in the interview, Clinton urged fellow Democrats to “not focus” on Americans’ daily concerns ahead of the 2022 election and accused Republicans of trying to run and govern with fear.
They do a really good job of scaring people and making them afraid. Clinton said of the opposing party: “They only give people I think in an emotional way, when people get frustrated, they feed conspiracy theories, they make things up, but they don’t deliver to people.
Just as it was appearing on CNN today, Trump gave a pre-recorded interview on Fox News in which he said he welcomes Clinton’s 2024 Challenge.
“I hope so — I mean, I would,” he said when asked if a rematch was on the table.
Trump accused her of cheating in the 2016 election.
He said, “But look – the woman is crooked as much as possible.” They cheated on the elections and spied on my campaign.
DailyMail.com has reached out to a Trump spokesperson for comment.