Hillary Clinton, as the Democratic nominee, has been steadily receiving a torrent of unsolicited advice on how she should deal with the combustible Donald Trump. One of the least helpful ideas out there has been that Clinton should somehow try to out-bluster Trump, to emulate his habit of childish nickname and online temper tantrums.
But according to actress Chloe Grace Moretz – best known as “Hitgirl” from the comic book movie Kick Ass though she’s appeared in 55 movies – Clinton already has a strategy in place, and it looks like she’s been executing it for a while now. Moretz has recently become involved in Democratic politics, including a speech at the Democratic convention and upcoming campaign rallies (this will be the first time she’s voted in a general election).
She has spoken with Clinton and said she has learned from her how to deal with outspoken people, which she experienced after a Twitter feud some months ago with Kim Kardashian.
“I think I gave my attention to people that didn’t deserve my attention. So in some ways I think I regret giving them the attention, [though] I don’t regret what I said,” she said of the social media kerfuffle. “But also I realized that being the most opinionated and loud person in the room is not always the most impactful. I learned that from Hillary.
“’It’s great to be feisty,’ those were her exact words,” added Moretz. “But sometimes the smartest way to get into the psyche of people is to be the quietest person in the room. Let everyone else bicker and throw their words around and then you come in with the quiet voice and that will be the most impactful.”
The advice also sounds very familiar to First Lady Michelle Obama’s speech at the convention, where she pointed out that “How we explain that when someone is cruel or acts like a bully, you don’t stoop to their level. No, our motto is, when they go low, we go high.”
Clinton, Obama and Moretz all sound in sync on this issue. You don’t have to sink to Trump’s level to beat him. In fact, it’s better if you don’t.
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