Hillary Clinton: Ivanka Trump should be ‘held accountable’ for staying silent on Trump’s sexism

Hillary Clinton may be done with political life, but she isn’t finished speaking out against the Trump administration.

In an interview with Refinery29, Clinton was asked if she thought First Daughter Ivanka Trump should reap any of the responsibility that comes with her father’s policies and commentary.

“Everyone associated with him … they’re either on board with that, or they’re not,” Clinton said. “And if they’re not, they need to be speaking out or leaving. But if they remain silent and just give lip service to contrary points of views, then they are part of his agenda and should be judged and held accountable for that.”

When asked about President Trump’s “sexism,” Clinton said that a president’s words can enable other people to follow suit.

“When someone who is now our president in the White House gives voice to those kinds of degrading comments about women, who’s caught on tape saying those kinds of things, it gives a license to people to be more outspoken against women, against our progress, against our rights,” she said. “And I think it’s really important for young women to recognize yes, we’ve made progress, but we have to all continue to stand up for ourselves, to stand up for each other, to stand up for the laws that we need, and to take on the the sexism that is so prevalent and which has been given a real boost by Trump.”

You can read the full interview here.

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Sky Palma

Before launching DeadState back in 2012, Sky Palma has been blogging about politics, social issues and religion for over a decade. He lives in Los Angeles and also enjoys Brazilian jiu jitsu, chess, music and art.