Hillary Clinton, in TV Interview, Says Election Loss Still 'Very Painful'

Kelvin Reese
September 11, 2017

And as would be expected from someone working for the company publishing Clinton's book, there was nearly no pressing from Pauley on what Clinton did wrong.

Clinton told Pauley she was so certain of victory over the eventual victor, President Donald Trump, that she had only drafted a victory speech, not a concession speech.

Clinton expressed some regrets, including what she described as a failure to appeal to the outrage of the American worker.

She didn't go into detail about what that future involvement might address.

Clinton also addressed her infamous remarks past year that half of Trump's supporters were bigots who were part of a "basket of deplorables", saying she regretted handing Trump a political gift but also saying a "large number of people" didn't care about Trump's behavior. "I find this fairly remarkable, considering that Joe himself campaigned for me all over the Midwest and talked plenty about the middle class". "There were a large number of people who didn't care".

She also could have done better with her use of emails, which blew into a crisis when it was revealed that she had sent and received thousands of emails on a personal account and server while she was America's top diplomat.

On November 9, the morning of her concession speech, she put on a courageous face in public: for her campaign team, for her supporters, for the American public. "And- you know, my share of Chardonnay", she said.

'But that doesn't mean I'm complacent or resolved about what happened, ' Clinton added. Clinton disagreed with Pauley on that point.

In the "CBS News Sunday Morning" interview, Clinton echoed that line. And it's clear by this interview Clinton allowed it because it would be one of the easiest possible.

"It still is very painful", said Clinton, appearing on "CBS News Sunday Morning".

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Hillary Clinton is done running.

"Eleven days before the election". She added that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had purchased the home next door to their Chappaqua, New Yrok property as a location for White House staff and security. And doesn't it kind of haunt you? .

"[Former President Barack Obama] urged me to grit my teeth and lay off Bernie as much as I could", Clinton wrote of the Independent senator from Vermont.

PAULEY: So what did happen? "It doesn't fit into the stereotypes we all carry around in our head". And a lot of the sexism and misogyny was in service of these attitudes like: "We really don't want a woman commander and chief".

Ms Clinton replied: "Millions of white people, yeah". Yeah, millions of white people. Were there things that, had you not but for that you might be the president?

Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey revealed in October 2016 that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had started investigating newly discovered emails.

JAMES COMEY: There is evidence that they were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information. "Now, remember this, too, Jane". You never hear a word about it.

"You fed into that though, when you said 'basket of deplorables, ' you energized...", Pauley began to respond.

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.

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