Those of the words of former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook. Appearing on OutFront Wednesday, Mook was asked to weigh in on comments made by Clinton at a speaking engagement in India this past weekend in which she offered some pointed criticism of President Donald Trump and his voters.
“[Trumps] whole campaign: ‘Make America Great Again’ was looking backwards,” said Clinton. “‘You didn’t like black people getting rights? You don’t like women, you know, getting jobs? You don’t want to, you know, see that Indian American succeeding more than you are? Whatever your problem is, I’m going to solve it.”
Clearly hesitant to criticize his former boss, Mook told host Erin Burnett, “I worked for Hillary Clinton on two of her campaigns. She’s been a mentor and someone I’ve admired tremendously and did make history in our country by being the first women to be nominated by major party. 2016’s over. And Donald Trump loves to pull — every time something’s going wrong, and the White House is a mess right now — he loves to just reach out, pull back Hillary Clinton, and push back.
“And as a party, we gotta focus on the future. We gotta focus on the candidates that are running. I love Hillary. I’m gonna let those comments stand by the side.”
Burnett was unsatisfied by Mook’s response.
“You’re not happy with [the comments], right?” Burnett said. “Be honest.”
“We can’t keep re-litigating our last candidate,” Mook said. “We gotta to move forward. And I have all the respect in the world for her, but I’ll let her do her comments, and rest of us are gonna focus on the future.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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