Hillary Clinton on CBS Sunday Morning
- Author: Rogelio Lindsey Sep 11, 2017,
Sep 11, 2017, 0:35
Clinton did not offer further clarity on her future career plans, according to a transcript of the interview. "I was just gobsmacked, wiped out".
Clinton's remarks on Sunday (Monday NZT) came a little more than a year after she gave a major campaign speech in which she described the "disturbing" connection between Trump's campaign and the "alt-right", a movement associated with white nationalism. "It was a very hard transition, and I make no bones about it".
"I had not drafted a concession speech".
The network interview, recorded Friday, is the first in a series of media appearances as Clinton promotes her memoir What Happened, which delves into her 2016 election loss. Conducted by Jane Pauley, it got right down to business with a blunt admission from the former US senator and secretary of state: Her concession speech came a day late in large part because she hadn't written one. I really struggled. I couldn't feel, I couldn't think. You can blame the data, blame the message, blame anything you want - but I was the candidate. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Clinton's primary opponent, and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey for significantly hindering her presidential bid.
Clinton also concludes that some of the opposition to her was party because she's a woman. Diane Feinstein, who was booed by her own Democratic supporters recently for saying Trump "can be a good president" if he can "learn and change".
"I love Hillary", said Sen.
Ms Clinton replied: "Millions of white people, yeah". "I thought a lot of his appeals to voters were deplorable".
I dread seeing Clinton plugging her new book and reliving how Trump creeped her out by saddling up behind her in a debate; how Russians spoiled her chances; how James Comey botched public statements about her emails, and how the Electoral College needs to be scrapped.
Hillary Clinton said being at President Donald Trump's inauguration was "like an out-of-body experience" and that his speech was a "cry from the white nationalist gut". "It did not matter to them, and he turned out to be a very effective reality TV star". I said it before, I'll say it again: It was my responsibility. "There were a large number of people who didn't care".
Though the interview did not mention Clinton's perspective on the 2016 Democratic primary, many Democrats have privately and publicly grated at the release of the former candidate's book, noting that it reopens numerous intraparty fights that Democrats have been attempting to put behind them since the election.