Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared on "The View" on Wednesday with her daughter, Chelsea, to promote their new book, The Book of Gutsy Women. As Julio covered, Mrs. Clinton previously said this week that the "gutsiest" choice she ever made was staying in her marriage to philanderer and pervert Bill Clinton. On "The View," Clinton compared the decision to stand by her rambling man to a parent's decision to raise a transgender child.
While discussing her thought process on divorce in the 90s, Clinton told the ladies of "The View" that she had many different pieces of advice from her close friends in life. She also said the only difference between herself and other people she knows was that her marital problems were displayed on national television.
"You know, for some people that I’ve known the right thing was take your kids and go, clean out your bank accounts, don't look back. For other people, you know, get into a negotiation and figure out whether you want to stay," Clinton said. "In my case, after really hard, hard thinking about it, counseling, praying, all the things that I did and that we went through, I just decided it was the right decision for me but that doesn't mean it was an easy decision. It was a really hard decision."
She then compared it to the time a friend confided in her for advice. It would appear her friend's child thought that she was born in the opposite sex and should be a boy. Clinton discussed how it was her first time dealing with something like that, and how her friend is "gutsy" for allowing a child to make life-changing decisions about their body.
"Sometimes when your child has an issue...I had a friend a few years ago who called up and said 'I don’t know who to talk to about this, but my little girl wants to be a boy. What do I do?' And, you know, several of us kind of...we didn’t know what to do, we never had a friend who'd faced that before," Clinton explained. "Several of us kind of read everything and talked to people and gave her advice and it was really gutsy for her to say okay, 'I'mgoing to respect the feelings of my child as hard as it is for me to understand this.' So, I think when the question was asked, personally, everybody faces a moment of decision, and you have to reach deep down inside and decide what’s right for you to do and hopefully it's reached with love and understanding."
The exchange can be seen here:
Hillary Clinton compares her decision to not divorce Bill to parenting a transgender child pic.twitter.com/MNvgtCgqOZ— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) October 2, 2019