Imagine Hillary Clinton riding a horse around Washington, D.C., and shouting, “The Russians are coming! The Russians are coming!” Don’t laugh too hard. She is actually comparing herself to Paul Revere’s midnight ride in which he warned the colonists about the approaching British soldiers. Yes, she thinks she's that important.
In a Tuesday appearance on CBS’s The Late Show with Stephen Colbert to pump her new book, the failed presidential candidate doubled -- no, tripled -- no, quadrupled down on Russian meddling in the 2016 election and considers herself a kind of a Paul Revere, but used the more gender appropriate “Paula.” Here’s why she thinks so much of herself:
"I am saying as clearly as I can — I feel like I'm a bit of a Paula Revere, I'm trying to sound the alarm about this. You’ve gotta understand what Putin’s strategy is. He doesn’t like democracy… and he doesn’t like us… he wants to undermine how we see each other."
Clinton is so confident that Putin achieved his goals, she added, “I don't think anybody can with a straight face say that the Russians did not set out to influence our election and they did so."
Watch the gushing Colbert segment below: