2018-05-08 01:27:05 UTC
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton told an audience in New
Zealand Monday that she gave some thought to permanently leaving the
United States and settling in that country after Donald Trump scored
his upset victory over her in 2016.
I want to thank some of you for sending good wishes a very long way
during my campaign and the months that followed. I received a number
of invitations from Kiwis to permanently relocate here, Clinton tells
the Auckland, New Zealand audience in a video posted by an organ of
the Republican National Committee.
I must say, I really did appreciate the offers, and gave them some
thought, Clinton follows up over the audiences laughter.
The remarks came as part of a speaking engagement with Growth Faculty,
an Australian business group that bills itself as a leading education
provider that gives you access to the worlds greatest business
minds. Previous high-profile speakers include President Barack
Obamas adviser Valerie Jarrett and left-wing Hollywood superstar
Hillarys speech was preceded by a meeting with New Zealands
left-wing feminist prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, who won her office
last September despite coming second in the popular vote by
allying with the Populist-nationalist New Zealand First party. The
anti-open borders New Zealand Firsts leader, Winston Peters, has
spoken positively of President Trump and his agenda, and is often
compared to him by the Left in New Zealand and the United States.
When she won I was thrilled because, after [the U.S. election], to
see a young woman become Prime Minister was such a shot of optimism,
Clinton told New Zealands Stuff news site about Arden, again blaming
her own loss, in part, on Americans sexism and misogyny.