You do not have to be a candidate to participate in an electoral campaign, even 7000 kilometers from your country. Hillary Clinton demonstrated this on Tuesday, February 25, in Berlin, by distilling a few very political messages intended to show that she has no intention of standing back from the US presidential election on November 3.
The reason for its passage in the German capital was the projection of the documentary Hillary, presented as part of the 70e Berlinale.
Accompanied by Nanette Burstein, the director of this four-hour fresco that will be broadcast in France on Canal + on March 16 and 23, the Democratic candidate for the American presidential election in 2016 could have contented herself with saying all the good she thinks about what film which traces his long career. But it was more about the present than she wanted to discuss with the few journalists she received in the very chic salons of the Adlon hotel, at the foot of the Brandenburg Gate and the American Embassy, where the Promotional tour quickly took on the air of an election campaign.
Three weeks after the Iowa caucuses, which marked the start of the Democratic nomination contest, Hillary Clinton does not hide her dislike for Bernie Sanders, who leads the race. "Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he did nothing", she says in the documentary. Since then, she has not changed her opinion on the senator from Vermont, to whom she has not forgiven for not having supported her "As it should have" after it was officially invested by the Democratic Party in 2016.
Unstoppable on Donald Trump
But she agrees: "If he wins the primary, I will support him because any democrat would be better than Donald Trump", assures Hillary Clinton, while recalling that it is not because Mr. Sanders is today the favorite that he will win on arrival. "There is still a long way to go before the end of the primary (early June) ", she tempers.
If she refuses to say whose preference goes, Mme Clinton, however, is inexhaustible on Donald Trump, who beat her four years ago and against whom she has no words that are too strong. "Trump is a real danger to democracy and to the world", she assures, describing a "Authoritarian personality who seeks to acquire ever more power so as not to have to account for it".