Shot at Trump? Clinton Says Rising Nationalism 'Taking Us to Edge of Destruction'
Bill Clinton appeared to take a shot at the current president in a speech in which he warned about the spread of "nationalism."
The 42nd president spoke at the Brookings Institution yesterday in his first public appearance since the November election. He didn't mention President Trump specifically, but said resurgent nationalist views are "taking us to the edge of our destruction."
"People who claim to want the nation-state are actually trying to have a pan-national movement to institutionalize separatism and division within borders all over the world," Clinton said.
"It's like we're all having an identity crisis at once — and it is an inevitable consequence of the economic and social changes that have occurred at an increasingly rapid pace," he added.
He warned against so-called us-versus-them thinking, arguing that the "whole history of humankind is basically the definition of who is us and who is them."
Clinton noted that candidates "have found more political success and met the deep psychic needs" of those who may feel that "their identity requires them to be juxtaposed against someone else."
Clinton gave the keynote address at an event honoring late Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.
Reacting this afternoon, Abby Huntsman said she believes the Clintons are still "numb" after Hillary Clinton's shocking defeat, since they had more money to spend and had the lead in most polls.
Meghan McCain noted that Mr. Clinton was right during the campaign when he made the case for more campaigning in states like Wisconsin and North Carolina.
She added that the nationalist movement isn't just rising in America, it's gaining popularity in Europe as well.
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