Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has been on the national book tour circuit for her newest work “What Happened,” which details all the factors she believes to be to blame for her loss to President Trump. Not surprisingly, the subject matter of her tell-all book and its title have made it a subject of ridicule to those who are not her fans. Trump even retweeted a mocking meme about it:
In a shift of tone away from the blame-everyone-but-myself attitude she initially had in the many months following her November loss to Trump, Hillary has begun to take responsibility for not being the best candidate.
"I go back over my own shortcomings and the mistakes we made. I take responsibility for all of them. You can blame the data, blame the message, blame anything you want — but I was the candidate. It was my campaign. Those were my decisions," she wrote, according to CNN.
But she didn’t hold her punches in taking shots at Trump and half the voters in America, writing, “I think it's fair to say that I didn't realize how quickly the ground was shifting under all our feet. I was running a traditional presidential campaign with carefully thought-out policies and painstakingly built coalitions, while Trump was running a reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans' anger and resentment."
Now she’s taking to the television circuit to promote her book in her first late-night TV appearance since her election loss, according to the New York Times. And she’s chosen to make her debut with a popular host who kept giving a Nazi salute on Thursday.
During the episode, Stephen Colbert repeatedly made the gesture while referencing Trump, according to Entertainment Weekly, equating our president with a man who tried to take over the world with force and committed mass genocide against a people group that Trump’s son-in-law is part of.
In reference to former Trump adviser Steve Bannon defending the president’s handling of the Charlottesville riot, Colbert said, “He’s definitely taking it to a higher level. I’d say his support is right up there.”
He then flashed a Nazi salute, repeating it two more times to make sure his joke was clear to his cheering and laughing audience.
Not everyone appreciated Colbert’s use of Hitler’s signature gesture as a joke.
In another part of the show, he also equated Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Hitler as well, putting his name alongside the Nazi leader and Trump as “guilty people” we should name hurricanes after “so we know the storms are bad.”
What do you think of this? Meanwhile on another liberal TV show, host Whoopi Goldberg lost it during an interview with Mike Huckabee and Sarah Huckabee Sanders.