Hillary Says She's 'Done With Being a Candidate'

Monday, 11 Sep, 2017

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 a pre-taped interview that aired on CBS "Sunday Morning," Clinton said she is done being a political candidate while reiterating her desire to be involved in national politics. "But that doesn't mean that I am complacent or resolved about what happened. It's still very painful and hurts a lot".

Clinton mused on the Women's March in her new book "What Happened" due to be released on Tuesday.

But Clinton didn't stop at excoriating her rivals - even former Vice President Joe Biden, a Clinton campaign surrogate, wasn't safe from criticism. But there was one person who could help her cope: Bill. It did not matter to them, ' Clinton said. "She's doing harm to all of us because of her own selfishness". "I thought a lot of his appeals to voters were deplorable". Clinton said she believes those comments were targeted at the right-wing. Still, they gave her opponents - first, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders during the Democratic primary race, and then Trump - ammunition to use against her. "I had not drafted a concession speech", she said with a sad chuckle. "But I believed that it was my responsibility to try to offer answers to it, not to fan it". It was presented in such a really negative way, and I never could get out from under it. "At the same time he does that about a closed investigation, there's an open investigation into the Trump campaign and their connections with Russian Federation. I can't understand it". After she found out Donald had won, it was a tough transition to move on.

The other basket was filled with "friends" who felt the government and the economy had let them down, Clinton explained, encouraging her supporters to bring those Trump supporters over to her side.

Another mistake that Clinton laid out in the book was her decision to deliver paid speeches to Wall Street firms after leaving the State Department. 'I'd been working on a victory speech'. "My share of chardonnay..." He says, 'Boy, it's so much harder than I thought it would be. "I couldn't feel, I couldn't think, I was just gobsmacked".

She spoke about how hard it was to attend Trump's Inauguration, as she was the former first lady with former President Bill Clinton.

Not only did she only draft a winning-speech, but she also purchased a home next door to the Clinton family's NY property as a location for White House staff and security.

At the end of the interview, Clinton said that she will never run for office again.

She said attending Trump's inauguration was "an out of body experience" and described feeling stalked on camera in Las Vegas by Trump, a turning point in her candidacy.