(NEW YORK) — On the first anniversary of her defeat by President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton said the country is on the right track when it comes to rejecting Republican ideologies.
“I think the fever is finally breaking,” Clinton said on Wednesday in an interview on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.“
“You know what? We really like our health care. We don’t like hatred and bigotry, and we don’t want to get shot wherever we go in our country,” she said.
Democrats nabbed major victories in the governor’s races in New Jersey and Virginia on Tuesday in a clear rebuke of the president’s policies.
It was also a big win for LGBT and minority candidates.
In Minneapolis, Andrea Jenkins became the first African-American transgender woman to win a council seat in a major city. And Seattle elected its first openly lesbian mayor.
Clinton said those victories gave her hope, especially since a number of young women decided to run for office.
“I think there’s a growing awareness that the only way to reverse this is actually to go out and vote, and vote for people who have your values and will stand up and fight for them,” Clinton said. “We are on the right track if people will stay involved, if people will register to vote, if people will vote and if people are willing to run. And that’s the answer.”
“Last night was great on so many fronts, but what was really exciting were the number of women, particularly young women, who decided they were not going to be discouraged; they were going to get out there. And I know how scary that is,” she said.
Meanwhile, Trump commemorated the anniversary of his electoral win with a celebratory tweet to “all the deplorables” — a term Clinton famously used to describe Trump supporters during the 2016 election.
“Congratulations to all of the ‘DEPLORABLES’ and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!” he wrote on Twitter.
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