Former US first lady and secretary of state Hillary Clinton has warned that American democracy is in crisis and the country is headed towards authoritarianism, an apparent swipe President Donald Trump, whom she ran against in the 2016 presidential election.
“Right now we are living through a crisis in our democracy,” Clinton said in a speech on Friday at Harvard University.
“There are certainly not tanks in the street, but what is happening today goes to the heart of who we are as a nation. And I say this not as a Democrat who lost an election, but an American afraid of losing a country.”
Clinton did not mention President Trump by name, but it was clear to whom she was referring when she said there are “leaders in our country who blatantly incite people with hateful rhetoric, who stoke fear of change, who see the world in zero-sum terms.”
“Attempting to erase the line between fact and fiction, truth and an alternative reality, is a core…