Clinton: This Is Why I Lost to Trump

She says misogyny definitely played a role
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 7, 2017 2:31 AM CDT
Updated Apr 7, 2017 6:38 AM CDT

Hillary Clinton gave her first public post-election interview at the Women in the World Summit in New York City Thursday—and the election was one of the main topics. Clinton, who was interviewed by Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times after being introduced by Samantha Bee from Full Frontal, said Russian meddling, FBI Director James Comey's release of information on the investigation of her emails, and WikiLeaks releases all played a role, as did misogyny. She said that while she believes Comey and WikiLeaks "had the determinative effect," there were certainly some people who had "real problems" with the idea of a woman president, NBC News reports.

Clinton said she believes the reason she was a popular secretary of state but an unpopular presidential candidate is that the former role is one she was "asked to do by a man." She said that she's taking no pleasure from witnessing the "chaotic functioning" of the Trump White House, and she's especially disturbed by what she sees as anti-woman policies. "The targeting of women—which is what's going on—is absolutely beyond any political agenda," she said. Asked about Obama administration policy on Syria, Clinton said she still believes that we "should take out his airfields and prevent him from being able to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them," the Guardian reports. Hours later, US missiles hit a Syrian airfield. (More Hillary Clinton stories.)

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