She's Got This

[Content Note: Bigotry.]

I have heard a number of people, in and out of the media, express concern that Hillary Clinton might have trouble dealing with Donald Trump in a debate, if they both get the nominations of their respective parties. I dunno. I think she's got this:
If Donald Trump was hoping to get a quick rise out of Hillary Clinton with a new nickname - "Crooked Hillary" - it didn't work.

"He can say whatever he wants to say about me, I really could care less," Clinton said on ABC's This Week With George Stephanopoulos, "I don't respond to Donald Trump and his string of insults about me."

..."I can take care of myself," Clinton said on This Week when asked to respond to Trump's jab. "What I'm concerned about is how he goes after everybody else. He goes after women. He goes after Muslims. He goes after immigrants. He goes after people with disabilities. He is hurting our unity at home. He is undermining the values that we stand for in New York and across America. And he's hurting us around the world."

Her response is pretty terrific. And, I think, pretty reflective of my perception of her, which is that she's someone who is willing to be the target for a hell of a lot of bigotry and bad faith, in order to secure a position where she can be a champion for people who don't share her privileges and/or her capacity to process unfathomable levels of invective.

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