Former Boston Globe editor Ben Bradlee Jr. thinks so….
I’d agree with him to a point….
She did have a disadvantage of being a Democratic women trying to get those votes….
Former Boston Globe editor Ben Bradlee Jr. said in an interview that aired Tuesday on “Rising” that 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton made white, working-class voters feel “ashamed” during the campaign.
“I think his [President Trump] appeal was more cultural than economic. People in that county [Luzerne County, Pa.] and many parts of the country felt disenfranchised, felt forgotten, ignored, and dominated by a liberal culture that mocked their faith, mocked their patriotism,” Bradlee Jr., the son of late Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, told Hill.TV’s Krystal Ball earlier this month.
Clinton notably lost regular Rust Belt Democratic strongholds in Pennsylvania, Michigan and Wisconsin.
“They felt heard by Trump whereas they felt that the Democratic Party had largely left them. They say people fall in love with their therapist because they feel listened to, and I think they felt listened to by Trump,” he continued.
“Hillary made them feel ashamed by calling them deplorables and things like that, which didn’t go over too well,” he said.
Bradlee Jr. is promoting his book, “The Forgotten,” which details how Trump was able to flip Luzerne County from blue to red in 2016.
Clinton received backlash during the campaign after she said that half of Trump’s supporters could be put into a “basket of deplorables.”
The Trump campaign seized on the comment, saying it demonstrated Clinton was largely out of touch with voters. ….