Clinton: I Take ‘No Satisfaction’ In Trump’s Scorched Earth Campaign

|
October 15, 2016 9:57 a.m.

As Donald Trump faces a barrage of accusations that he groped and kissed several women over decades and as Trump continued lashing out against the press, opponents and those within his own party, Hillary Clinton said Friday night that she got “no satisfaction” from how Trump had handled himself.

According to the New York Times, Clinton told volunteers in Seattle that she would spend the final weeks of her campaign trying to help the country repair itself after a bitter election.

“This election is incredibly painful. I take absolutely no satisfaction in what is happening on the other side with my opponent,” Clinton said, according to the Times. “I am not at all happy about that because it hurts our country, it hurts our democracy, it sends terrible messages to so many people here at home and around the world.”

At a time when the election seems to be more full of personal attacks than substance, Clinton urged her supporters not to “turn away”. Instead she asked they “start looking after each other again.”

Newsletters
Get TPM in your inbox, twice weekly.
Your subscription could not be saved. Please try again.
Your subscription has been successful.

“I will be asking for your help. I need your help not just to win this election but to govern and to heal the divides that exist in our country right now,” Clinton said at a fundraiser earlier in the day, according to the Times. “I do believe there isn’t anything we can’t do once we make up our minds to do it.”

Clinton said that there was damage to repair after Trump’s candidacy.

“So make no mistake, we do have to repair the damage which he has done, which we will do. But on both domestic and national security grounds, repudiating his candidacy sends exactly the right message,” she said, according to the Times.

Latest Livewire
Comments are now Members-Only

Non-members are still able to read comments, but will no longer be able to participate. To join the conversation, sign up now and get:

30% Off Annual Prime Membership

TPM strives to build as inclusive a community as financially possible. We offer FREE memberships to those experiencing financial hardship and FREE memberships for students.

View all options
Comments
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Reporters:
Newswriters:
Audience Development Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Publisher:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: