Many of those who voted for Trump in 2016 did so not for support of Trump but because they opposed Hillary and the noeliberal Obama/Biden/Hillary policies which she had promised to continue and expand upon. At this point in time, if we take an honest reflection, what we really got was Hillary with a bad hairpiece, orange skin and smaller hands. The policies of the Trump administration and much of the behavior has been nearly identical to what we would have gotten with Hillary.
During the 2016 campaign Trump had policies, whether you agreed with those policies or not. Even now anyone challenged to name a Hillary policy they supported can not name one. Even less if you ask for details on her policies. This year, Trump offered absolutely no policies while campaigning for a second term.
Hillary never accepted any responsibility for her loss. She claimed interference in the election, leading to 4 years of Russiagate. Now Trump is denying any responsibility and claiming interference in the election.
Trump had said he would drain the swamp. Yet he installed the same swamp and the worst of it in his administration. This is exactly what Hillary would have done and had indeed promised to do.
As SoS, Hillary did extensive damage to international relations and was instrumental in increasing international tensions, including with China. Trump continued the wars begun by Obama/Biden/Hillary and increased bombing of other countries. It was under Obama/Biden/Hillary that we saw the “Pivot To Asia”, while Trump increased tensions with China exponentially.
Hillary made no secret that she would have increased aggression toward Russia. During the past 4 years under Trump, we have seen US forces on the Russian border grow, direct confrontation with Russian forces in Syria, the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the US and an ever-lengthening list of sanctions against Russia, including sanctions which have damaged relationships with European allies. Trump has been the most hawkish president regarding Russia since the Cold War ended in 1991.
Hillary openly stated she would have bombed Syria with missiles as well, only sooner. There is no doubt she would have bombed Syria more aggressively than Trump did but overall, the actions are still the same.
Hillary orchestrated the assassination of Qaddafi, Trump ordered the assassination of Soleimani.
You can count on the fact that Hillary’s response to the pandemic would have been nearly identical to the Trump response. If you think otherwise, you’re delusional.
Hillary was a Wall Street and MIC whore. Remember the speech transcripts which never materialized? Trump gave the rich and corporations massive tax cuts, then turned around and bailed out the exact same corporations that got tax cuts.
Hillary was pro-fracking and against renewable energy. Trump ditto.
The Clinton Foundation was investigated for fraud in a case which just disappeared. However, the Clinton Global Initiative dissolved after the 2016 election. The Trump Foundation has been accused extensively of fraud.
Hillary used her office for personal enrichment. Paid speeches by Bill Clinton to Russian investors regarding Uranium One ring a bell? Trump has openly used his position for his own enrichment via Trump properties and merchandise.
Trump opposes universal healthcare (M4A) and so did Hillary. Remember her saying universal healthcare “ain’t never gonna happen”? In addition, neither ever even suggested placing limits on premiums, deductibles, copayments or anything else which results in consumer out-of-pocket costs for medical care.
Hillary was oppositional to increasing the minimum wage, as Trump has been. She eventually stated a policy increasing the minimum wage in the final few weeks of her campaign, though that increase would have brought the minimum wage to $12 an hour by 2022. Nobody believed she was even going to act on that. Trump flip-flopped on the subject in 2016, eventually vaguely stating he supported raising the wage. In 4 years, he has never even entertained the idea of raising the wage.
Hillary absolutely despised Julian Assange, which is no secret. Yet it is the Trump administration that issued a sealed indictment which resulted in the arrest and continued torture of Assange for the crime of journalism.
We can count on the fact that she would have been just as equally aggressive against Chelsea Manning as the Trump admin has been.
I am sure I am missing a few comparisons but this list is enough to make the case I am presenting quite compelling. Trump supporters may have voted against Hillary in 2016 but in the end, they got a carbon copy of what would have occurred under a Hillary Clinton administration. In short, they got precisely what they had voted against, yet have largely been blissfully unaware of it for 4 years.
Congratulations on your support of the neoliberal Establishment and the Deep State machine.