Hillary Clinton visits “The View”, says Donald Trump winning in 2024 would be the 'end of our country'

"The wreckage is almost unimaginable," Clinton said on The View.

Hillary Clinton brought a premonition of the United States' decimation when she visited The View for a summit on current events.

The former Secretary of State stopped by the show Wednesday for a multi-segment interview, during which cohost Sunny Hostin told Clinton that her 2016 election loss to Donald Trump would go down as "one of the most pivotal moments" in U.S. history, and asked the politician to comment on Trump's potential re-election in 2024 despite multiple indictments against him.

"I can't even think that, because I think it would be the end of our country as we know it, and I don't say that lightly. I hated losing, and I especially hated losing to him because I'd seen so many warning signals during the campaign," Clinton replied, adding that she tried to support Trump as the leader of the country. "Literally, from his inauguration on, it was nothing but accusing people of things, making up facts, denying the size of the crowd at his own inauguration. Everything I worried about, I saw unfolding."

She said the warning signs are "even worse now" and speculated that he was "restrained" by those around him during his first term from 2016 through 2020 because "they stood up to him."

The camera then cut to View star Alyssa Farah Griffin, who worked for Trump's communications team before resigning — and subsequently spoke out against her former boss in 2020.

ABC Hillary Clinton on 'The View'
ABC Hillary Clinton on 'The View'

Clinton went on to predict that, if Trump regained control of the White House, his administration would be filled with "people who have no principles, no conscience, who are totally tied to his fortunes, literally, and therefore would do whatever he said," she observed. "The wreckage is almost unimaginable."

The 76-year-old finished her thought by comparing Trump to Adolf Hitler, who was "duly elected" in Germany, Clinton said, as well as other authoritarian and dictatorial leaders in history.

Unlike Trump, though, Clinton stressed that those figures "didn't usually telegraph" their intentions at first, she stressed. "Trump is telling us what he intends to do. Take him at his word. The man means to throw people in jail who disagree with him, shut down legitimate press outlets, do what he can to undermine the rule of law and country's values."

Before throwing the show to commercial, moderator Whoopi Goldberg referenced Trump's ongoing criminal woes — which he has consistently pushed back against and called a "witch hunt" against him — telling the audience that "he's not going to do a whole bunch of stuff right now" as he's tied up in a legal web.

At a live speaking event in New York City in October, Griffin and fellow ex-Trump associate Cassidy Hutchinson, who testified during the House investigation into the Capitol insurrection on Jan. 6, 2021, warned their fellow Republicans about electing Trump in 2024, amid polls indicating that the ex-Apprentice TV host is the party's leading candidate.

"I think it's the responsibility of every American to make sure his name is not on the Republican ticket," Hutchinson said, later adding: "If Donald Trump were to be elected to a second term in office, I fear for the future of our country, I fear for the future of our democracy." (Trump's office did not respond to EW's request for comment.)

The View airs weekdays at 11 a.m. ET on ABC.

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