Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Tuesday that Americans don’t appreciate President Joe Biden’s efforts.
The comments took place during an interview on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show.”
You know, a lot of people got, oh I think, kind of frustrated looking at the messy process of legislation. And they didn’t really appreciate that, within a year, the Biden administration has passed two major pieces of legislation through both the House and the Senate,” Clinton said.
“But because of the way we are getting our information today, and because of the lack of gatekeepers and people who have a historic perspective who can help us understand what we are seeing, there is a real vulnerability in the electorate to the kind of demagoguery and disinformation that, unfortunately, the other side is really good at exploiting,” she added.
Clinton also claimed Americans are “manipulated” by new forms of media that make information more difficult to obtain.
“I do think that we are facing a crisis of democracy, crisis of legitimacy,” Hillary Clinton says on threats to democracy. “The increasing ability to manipulate people through algorithms and other forms of artificial intelligence will only make this harder to combat.” pic.twitter.com/QX5xR4I5Iu
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Clinton referred to Biden’s passing of the $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill and the $1.8 spending bill, though the spending bill has not yet passed the Senate in its current form.
Clinton may not think Americans appreciate Biden’s efforts, but it may be more likely that Americans simply don’t agree with his plans to spend American tax dollars on programs they do not support.