Hillary Clinton Opens Up About ‘What Happened,’ With Candor, Defiance and Dark HumorWhy exactly did Hillary insert “white” before “authoritarian” in that sentence? Apparently, Hillary perceives “white authoritarian” to be a worse insult than just plain “authoritarian.”
By JENNIFER SENIOR SEPT. 12, 2017
… “[Trump] doesn’t just like Putin,” she writes. “He seems to want to be like Putin, a white authoritarian leader who could put down dissenters, repress minorities, disenfranchise voters, weaken the press, and amass untold billions for himself.”
I guess these days “white” is understood to be a negative intensifier, meaning “very bad.” In the past, readers would have understood “authoritarian” to be bad, but “white” to be neutral. So until recently “white authoritarian” would have been confusing. But now, Hillary’s audience knows that “white” makes “authoritarian” worse, much worse.
In the future, instead of accusing Trump of being a “white authoritarian,” Hillary will accuse the President of being an “authoritarian white.” And, then, he’ll just be accused of being “white,” enough said.
But is it any surprise then that not enough white people voted for Hillary to make her President?