Originally posted at TheBlaze by Tré Goins Phillips.
Conservative author and producer Dinesh D’Souza is no fan of Hillary Clinton, but he was able to identify one thing he “admires” about the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.
When asked if there is anything “good” he can say about Clinton, D’Souza said he “admires” the former secretary of state’s “tenacity.”
“I have to admire the unbelievable doggedness—she’s had the posse behind her, inches behind her for about three decades,” he told TheBlaze’s Jason Howerton, “and yet, she puts her head down—it doesn’t matter what the scandals are—and she marches ahead.”
He went on to say, by sticking to her guns, Clinton “challenges us to bludgeon her, jump on her, sit on her, and keep her down, otherwise she’s gonna get up and keep going.”
“She’s like that toy soldier who walks into a wall and keeps going,” he added. “You have to admire that Clinton… quality.”
D’Souza’s tempered praise for Clinton comes just days before the release of his new documentary, Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, which chronicles the candidate’s rise in American politics.
D’Souza, who authored a book by the same title, admitted the Democrats are “good at what they do,” adding, though, that what they do “turns out to be very bad.”
Speaking about the FBI’s decision not to recommend charges against Clinton for her use of a private email server during her tenure at the State Department, and the Justice Department’s subsequent acceptance of those recommendations, D’Souza said he feels Clinton “got off the hook.”
Later in the interview, D’Souza made predictions about how he thinks a potential Clinton presidency would pan out.
Under Clinton, he suggested the U.S. would operate under “mob rule,” as opposed to “gangsterism,” which he said is President Barack Obama’s mode of operation.
“Hillary will be the mob boss of the United States, and she will be running America like that,” D’Souza told Howerton. “In the way, you could say, Al Capone might run the political areas under his domain in Chicago.”
“So she’s taking the rackets that we’ve seen at the local level to, not only a national level, but a global level,” he continue. “The Clinton Foundation operates globally, and so that’s—I think—that’s where Hillary’s gonna go. It’s gonna be frightening.”
Hillary’s America premieres in theaters nationwide Thursday, July 21.
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