Hillary Clinton’s recent suggestion that there should be a “formal deprogramming” of supporters of former President Donald Trump has drawn strong criticism from conservatives and GOP lawmakers. During an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, Clinton expressed concern about the influence of extremist Trump supporters on the Republican Party and suggested that “something needs to happen” to address the issue.
Conservative critics and commentators expressed their outrage at Clinton’s statement, accusing her of promoting authoritarianism and displaying arrogance. Some called attention to her previous comment about “deplorables” during the 2016 campaign, while others emphasized the need to respect political differences and engage in constructive dialogue.
Senator Josh Hawley tweeted that Clinton had revealed the left’s “true agenda” of using government to suppress opposition, describing it as “pure authoritarianism.” Others pointed out the irony of Clinton, a prominent political figure, calling for the deprogramming of political opponents.
The reaction to Clinton’s comments highlights the deep political divisions in the United States and the challenges of finding common ground in a polarized environment.