May 2, 2017 - Politics & Policy
Hillary Clinton: "I'm now back" for the resistance
Hillary Clinton interviewed today at the Women for Women International Conference in New York City. In the span of a few minutes, she took "personal responsibility" for her 2016 loss, while also blaming her defeat on WikiLeaks and FBI Director Jim Comey.
- "I am writing a book, and it is a painful process reliving the campaign."
- "I take absolute personal responsibility. I was the candidate. I was the person on the ballot."
- "I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but were scared off."
- Putin "certainly interfered...to hurt me."
- Electing the first female president "would have been a really big deal...There were important messages that could have sent."
- "I'm back to being...part of the resistance."
- On Trump's Syria strikes: "I don't know what kind of potentially back room deals were made with the Russians," but Clinton said she "did support" the strike, although not publicly.
- "I am going to publicly request that this administration not end our efforts making women's rights...central to American foreign policy..."
- "One of the problems...is you ask people what was your last pay. If you're a woman and you've been underpaid before…it looks fair, but it's not. Because you've got built in inequity"
- Artificial intelligence will be "upending the economy."
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