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Hillary Clinton: ‘I Meant No Disrespect’ With Trump Voter Comments

Hillary Clinton over the weekend attempted to clarify controversial comments she made recently to an Indian newspaper about President Trump’s supporters. In an interview with the newspaper, she suggested that more economically stable states supported her candidacy and that women who voted for Trump were influenced by men. In a Facebook post, published Saturday night, Clinton wrote: “I meant no disrespect to any individual or group. And I want to look to the future as much as anybody.” She explained that she didn’t mean to frame the election as “coasts versus the heartland.” She also defended her comments on women, saying “it’s not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance—even within the same household.” This comes after her remarks received condemnation from White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders along with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), who said the comments were “not helpful at all... my friend Hillary Clinton is wrong.”