Bill Clinton appeared on Conan O’Brien last night, and hinted that Donald Trump wants to be part of the “Dictators Club” with his “fake news” rhetoric and thirst for nuclear power.
“The country is much more diverse than it used to be, and I think that’s a good thing,” Clinton said of the U.S. electorate. “We are still, compared to other countries, relatively young. And, having lost it, I can tell you: youth matters.”
He also talked about last year's election, and Hillary Clinton's loss.
“The people who voted for her were people who were hopeful about the future, believed in the assets of the country, believed we could grow together, and were basically more resistant to the bizarre nature of the way the election was covered,” Clinton said.
“I think what all of us have to do is, we have to remember that the founders told us our job was to create a more perfect union,” he said. “We have to create inclusive economics, inclusive societies and we need an inclusive culture.”
(That, right there. That's the fundamental difference between the Democratic party and the Republicans: We figure out ways to include people, they spend all their time figuring out ways to keep them out.)
Clinton talked about authoritarians seeking to "muddy the truth."
“And the Dictators Club in the world, they want two things. They want nuclear weapons, because they feel like they can never be dislodged no matter how much people hate them if they’ve got nuclear power," he said.
"And they want to abolish the line between fact and fiction and truth and lie, because they figure if you don’t what’s true and you don’t think you could ever know, pretty soon, everybody will accept the fact that democracy’s no longer possible”
“Are you talking about foreign countries now or here?” O’Brien asked. “Because that shook me to the bone for a second.”
Clinton didn't answer.