The left has come up with a seemingly endless number of excuses and conspiracy theories, in an attempt to justify in their minds, how Hillary Clinton was defeated in the 2016 presidential election.
But MSNBC contributor and senior counselor at the Albright Stonebridge Group Wendy Sherman may have just come up with one of the more ridiculous excuses to date.
While discussing modern political technology at the Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado, Sherman took the opportunity to weigh in with her absurd theory as to how Donald Trump achieved a historic victory at the polls last November. The former Deputy Secretary of State actually claimed that Hillary Clinton may have lost because Americans were not ready to elect the first woman president after electing the first black president.
“And I hesitate to say, but I think it’s critical, looking out at our audience, looking out at most of us — that there is no doubt that we just had eight years of an African American president is not a factor in all that we are experiencing today,” Sherman commented.
“When we make social change, when we make a decision to do something we have never done before, we then take two steps backward, at least. And I believe in my bones…that it was pretty hard to elect a woman after we elected the first African-American president.”
Yes, she actually said that.
Unable to cope with the fact that Donald Trump is President, some delusional folks on the left are still looking for any reason to explain what they believe to be inexplicable. And when all else fails, they just go with the standard racist or sexist excuse, even if it doesn’t make any sense at all.
Sherman was somehow able to use anti-black racism as an excuse for why a white woman lost an election. You almost have to admire that.
Watch the clip above.
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