Hillary Clinton accused Russian President Vladimir Putin, the leadership of “an authoritarian, white racist-and xenophobic movement.”
Hillary Clinton warned on Friday that the Russian interference in the election of 2016, white is a part of a “white-supremacist and xenophobic movement” under the leadership of Vladimir Putin to undermine Western democracy
Clinton, speaking at Trinity College in Dublin, where she received the honorary doctorate, described the Russian intervention as “a clear and present danger to Western democracy,” Reuters reported.
“Vladimir Putin has positioned himself as the leader of an authoritarian, white racist, and xenophobic movement, break the will of the EU to weaken America’s traditional alliances and undermine democracy,” said Clinton, the former Secretary of state.
Clinton said that “the fundamental rights” and “civil virtues” under attack by the Kremlin-campaign-one that threatens the United States and its European allies.
“We can see that this authoritarian movement rippling from the Kremlin, reach to Europe and beyond. It is emboldening right-wing nationalists, separatists, racists and even neo-Nazis. We live in a time in which the basic rights, civic virtue, facts and reason are under attack as never before.”
The Department of justice continues to investigate the extent of Russia’s role in the 2016 presidential elections. Putin has long denied any involvement, and Trump, who defeated Clinton in the 2016 presidential elections, has claimed that there is no evidence of collusion between his campaign and the Kremlin.