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

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at a rally at Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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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.”

“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.

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