Clinton: Trump's Campaign Was Successful in Comforting 'Millions of White People'

On September 9, 2016, Clinton was speaking at the LGBT for Hillary gala in NY when she lumped Trump's supporters into two 'baskets'.

In her first televised interview, Clinton described to CBS Sunday Morning the moment the former first lady and former secretary of state found out that she would not be moving back into the White House as the first female president of the United States.

'As an active politician, it's over, ' the 2016 Democratic nominee said.

In a CBS Sunday Morning interview with anchor Jane Pauley (Clinton taped the segment Friday at her NY home), Clinton looked back at the past 10 months and shared some inside perspective of the campaign against Donald Trump.

Basically. she thinks Trump squandered an opportunity to unite the country, and instead played to his base with harsh rhetoric. and, apparently, white nationalist sentiments.


"I am done with being a candidate", she said.

Ten months after her loss, the former secretary of state and first lady said she's still coping with it.

While the NY real estate mogul was busy "referencing a nostalgia that would give hope, comfort (and) settle grievances" for millions of Americans, Clinton said she was seeking to offer answers to that resentment, not fan the flames.

"The most important of the mistakes I made was using personal email", Clinton told Pauley.

"We have a reality show that leads to the election of a president", she said. You can blame the data, blame the message, blame anything you want - but I was the candidate. She also calls her paid speeches to Wall Street banks bad "optics".


"Millions of white people, yeah", Clinton replied. But there was one person who could help her cope: Bill.

Contributing to her loss, in Clinton's view, are Russian hackers, accusations by then-FBI Director James Comey, and a primary battle with Bernie Sanders.

"Trump was behaving in a deplorable manner", she said, citing the Access Hollywood tape.

The interview kicks off of Clinton's promo campaign for her forthcoming book What Happened, to be released on Tuesday by CBS' Simon & Schuster imprint.

"Just because many former government officials have been paid large fees to give speeches, I shouldn't have assumed it would be okay for me to do it", Clinton wrote. "But then, midnight, I decided, 'well - you know, looks like it's not going to work'". In other words, while President Trump has been slammed for ending the DACA program, Clinton said the same thing.



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