Michele Bachmann: Hillary Clinton in line with 'fascist values'

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Michele Bachmann Condemns Clinton as Candidate With 'Fascist Values'

Former Republican Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is not a fan of Hillary Clinton's recent comments about cutting jobs in the coal industry.

"This is something more than a candidate who's in line with fascist values would put forward," Bachmann told MSNBC's Chris Matthews.

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During an interview with MSNBC Thursday, Bachmann was asked, if Donald Trump were to get the Republican nomination, could he possibly drive women to vote for Hillary Clinton come November?

And she was quick to point out this comment Clinton made during a CNN town hall over the weekend in her response.

"I'm the only candidate which has a policy about how to bring economic opportunity using clean renewable energy as the key into coal country. Because we're going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business," Clinton said.

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1. She went by her maiden for years after she married Bill in 1975. She went by "Mrs. Bill Clinton" shortly after her husband lost the 1980 Arkansas gubernatorial election in part because voters had questioned their marriage's stability.

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2. She once described herself as a tomboy who wanted to be an astronaut, and wrote to NASA as a 12-year-old about how she could become an astronaut. They sent her a reply, clarifying that NASA didn't accept women in their astronaut program.

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3. She was the student speaker picked to give the commencement speech at Wellesley, and received a standing ovation.

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6. In 1974, she was one of only three women out of 43 lawyers who worked on the inquiry into whether President Nixon would be impeached.

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7. She named her daughter Chelsea after Joni Mitchell's song "Chelsea Morning."

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9. She says she met Bill Clinton at the Yale law library when she approached him and said, "Look if you're going to keep staring at me, and I'm going to keep staring back, I think we should at least know each other. I'm Hillary Rodham. What's your name?"

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10. Her mother told her that she had been named after Sir Edmund Hillary, who was the first man to to climb Everest, despite the fact that he had done so five years after she was born. A spokesperson for Clinton has said that this was a "sweet family story her mother shared to inspire greatness in her daughter, to great results I might add."

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Clinton's remarks there didn't sit well with many other people, especially lawmakers from coal country. Two days after the town hall, she sent a letter to West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin to "clarify" what she meant.

It read, in part, "I wanted to make the point that ... while coal will be part of the energy mix for years to come ... we have already seen a long-term decline in American coal jobs and a recent wave of bankruptcies as a result of a changing energy market."

Bachmann's MSNBC interview came the same day as Clinton officially nabbed the Missouri Democratic primary over Bernie Sanders.

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