November 9, 2016

Danielle Moodie-Mills didn't hold back her scorn and righteous indignation as the results from the election came in last night. Appearing on CBC with David Frum and Ashley Banfield, she stated in no uncertain terms what she thought happened and why.

Source: The Fader

Danielle Moodie-Mills was part of the CBC panel for last night's election coverage and, alongside CNN's Van Jones, delivered one of the night's breakout moments. She spoke with pain in her voice about Donald Trump's election, and the climate which has allowed him to defeat Hillary Clinton and take power.

In a segment which aired before the result was announced, Moodie-Mills described the election as "white supremacy's last stand," and added, "This was hatred on a level that we have not seen since Jim Crow. We underestimated as Americans how deep our hatred was of 'the other.'"

Later on, Moodie-Mills called on Hillary Clinton to be critical of the new President when she comes to address the public in the wake of her loss.

"America is flipped on its head right now," she said. "I would rather Hillary Clinton stand up and say 'I am gravely disappointed in America right now. I thought we were better than this. This was never about me. This was about all of you. This was about the America you wanted to see. We have had 44 Presidents that are men. This was never about being a woman candidate, it was about being a progressive candidate and today we voted to turn the clock back. "

And that part about Hillary Clinton being magnanimous in defeat? She can just forget that noise too.

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