Marianne Williamson called the current wave of criticism of Hillary Clinton offensive to women, while belittling President Trump’s boasts that he’s a peacemaker.
The 2020 Democratic hopeful also said her campaign was doing just fine.
‘I don’t agree with Hillary Clinton about everything, but I don’t want to be drawn into this piling on of Hillary Clinton that should offend every American woman,’ Williamson said during a speech at the National Press Club in Washington Thursday.
Marianne Williamson spoke at the National Press Club Thursday, where she defended Hillary Clinton, belittled President Trump’s boasts and said her campaign was doing just fine
Marianne Williamson answered questions from reporters at the National Press Club Thursday, telling the audience her campaign ‘has broken through’
Marianne Williamson pointed out that she had sent out a tweet in support of Tulsi Gabbard, but also defended Hillary Clinton, who’s in a war of words with the Hawaii lawmaker
Clinton, who is currently on a book tour with her daughter Chelsea, made news last week when she floated that Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, who is vying for the 2020 Democratic nomination, was being groomed as a Russian asset.
In turn, Gabbard labeled Clinton a ‘warmonger.’
On Thursday, Williamson pointed out that she had sent out a tweet in support of Gabbard.
‘I was one of the first people to tweet in support of Tulsi Gabbard the other day,’ she said.
But that didn’t mean she was going to rip Clinton a new one.
‘Hillary Clinton has spent a lifetime working on issues around girls and women around the world,’ Williamson said. ‘In fact, I believe the mistake she made in the last presidential campaign was that she didn’t talk more about that.’
Marianne Williamson (left) hasn’t been on the Democratic debate stage since the party’s second debate in July. She said she was a victim of ‘smears’ after this performance
Williamson, in D.C. to tout her Department of Peace, also gave Clinton credit for her use of ‘soft power’ as a diplomat, though didn’t rate her tenure at the State Department with five stars.
She added that it ‘hurts every woman’ when a woman is treated like Clinton has been.
Williamson also reminded reporters she was a Bernie Sanders supporter.
Now running for the White House herself, Williamson took issue with President Trump’s boasts that he should get a Nobel Peace Prize for some of the foreign policy work he has done.
‘Poor darling, I don’t think he can help himself,’ she remarked when asked about Trump’s past comments.
The president’s Iranian policy, Williamson said, ‘destabilized the region even more.”
‘In terms of Syria, what he has done is not only equally dangerous, but even more dangerous, certainly to the Kurds,’ she said.
‘Let’s be very clear this president does not deserve a peace prize for either of those things, he possibly, however, deserves impeachment,’ she added.
Williamson also defended that state of her campaign.
She’s now registering under 1 percent in a Quinnipiac national poll out Thursday.
She also hasn’t been on the debate stage since July.
“I sure as hell have broken through, it was called the second debate,’ she said. ‘And it’s because of my popularity after the second debate, it was because of the fact that I was Googled more than any other candidate in 49 states, that the political hits began.’
For months, Williamson has said she’s a victim of a smear campaign.
‘The illusion, she’s anti-medicine, anti-science, none of which is true, crazy, dangerous lady, none of which is true,’ she said.
‘What you heard today are my ideas, which are disruptive to the status quo,’ she added.