” … [N]o one energizes the right the way Hillary Clinton does,” Nichols told host Tucker Carlson. “[It’s] [t]he same thing with Democrats and Donald Trump. … Now they’re having trouble messaging because Donald Trump isn’t on the ballot. So Hillary Clinton does the same thing, gets people excited on the right, and they’re going to go out and vote against her, which makes it really difficult for Democrats.”
Nichols added that Black women — “the backbone of the Democratic Party” — “will be incensed and feel betrayed if Hillary Clinton comes back and jumps the line on [Vice President] Kamala Harris.”
” … I think people will feel disgusted,” he said. “I don’t care how much hot sauce she uses and how often she goes on the ‘Breakfast Club.’ African-American women will feel disgusted if she jumps the line.”
The University of Maryland senior lecturer also noted that Clinton does not fit Democrats’ desired mold of “new … and younger leadership.”
” … [W]hen people are talking about Joe Biden’s energy levels, she’s at the same age as Trump and Biden and all these people,” he said.
Nichols offered words of advice to the former U.S. secretary of state.
“She’s had a long career,” he said. “She has a lot of accomplishments, and sometimes you have to be able to walk away and say, ‘Hey, I did great things … I became secretary of state. People have to call me “Secretary Clinton.” They’re going to call me that for the rest of my … life’ … And move on.”