Several studies of the 2016 election have found that Trump overperformed Clinton in economically struggling parts of the nation, a likely motivator for voters seeking change in the party control of the White House.
"She's annoying me. She's annoying everyone, as far as I can tell", a former Clinton surrogate is reported to have said.
"Hillary Clinton speaking will always trigger the right wing that hates her, but she's also a constant reminder that the majority of the country didn't actually vote for the chaotic disaster we're seeing on our TV every night", Ferguson said. "Part of that is an identification with the Republican Party and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should".
The 2016 Democratic presidential candidate reportedly canceled a trip to another fort this week after doctors at the Umaid Bhawan Palace in India advised her to get rest to regain her strength.
The implication? That red states - like SC - are "backwards". Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), who is running in a state Trump won by 19 points.
"She put herself in a position where [Democrats] from states that Trump won will have to distance themselves from her even more", one former senior Clinton aide told The Hill Wednesday, referring to the failed presidential candidate's comments in India trashing voters in Pennsylvania.
Clinton later appeared on an episode of The Graham Norton Show, where she showed off a surgical boot she was wearing following the accident.
'That's a lot of states, ' the ex-aide added.
But it was her comments about Trump voters that drew the ire of conservatives and ricocheted across social media. For months, some Democrats have been arguing that Clinton's sentiments have been counterproductive to the party's rebuilding efforts.
A number of endangered Democratic senators come from red states too. The campaign of USA president Donald Trump, on the other hand, was "looking backwards".
'The Democrat brand is isolated, elitist, and as out-of-touch as it ever has been, ' Reed harped as he shared Clinton's comments with reporters. 'But this one is impossible to ignore.