Clinton operatives behind attempts to delegitimize Trump presidency
Hillary Clinton’s campaign operatives have fueled efforts to delegitimize President-elect Donald Trump, pushing allegations of his complicity with Russian email hacks and boosting protests of the inauguration.So Democrats are now a "direct threat to our democracy." I think there is something to that. Unlike George W. Bush, they are up against a President who will fight back against their attempts to thwart democracy.
Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for the Clinton presidential campaign, has said there’s “too much evidence” that Mr. Trump was in league with Russian spies trying to rig the election.
Former Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri used Twitter to circulate maps of protest sites for Mr. Trump’s inauguration on Friday.
Neera Tanden, a policy adviser on Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, has made her anti-Trump stance part of her Twitter identity — changing her avatar to the word “Resist.”
The attempt to undermine the next president is in stark contrast to Mrs. Clinton’s imploring Mr. Trump during the campaign to respect election results. Back then, when she was considered the odds-on favorite to win the White House, Mrs. Clinton said that disputing election results was “a direct threat to our democracy.”
Still, efforts by defeated Democrats to delegitimize Republican presidents is not unprecedented.