Sep 10, 2017

Clinton says she'll never again run for office

Hillary Clinton sat down with CBS "Sunday Morning" to discuss her new book, "What Happened," saying she'll never again run for office, and reflecting on the campaign and her unexpected defeat:

  • On her future: "I am done with being a candidate. But I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country's future is at stake."
  • On coping with the loss: "I just felt this enormous letdown, just kind of loss of feeling and direction and sadness."
  • On the unexpected outcome: "I had not drafted a concession speech. I'd been working on a victory speech."
  • On Trump's inauguration: "And so there I was, on the platform, you know, feeling like an out-of-body experience. And then his speech, which was a cry from the white nationalist gut…what an opportunity to say, 'Okay, I'm proud of my supporters, but I'm the president of all Americans.' That's not what we heard at all."
  • On her email scandal: 'I've said it before, I'll say it again, that was my responsibility. It was presented in such a really negative way, and I never could get out from under it. And it never stopped."
  • On Trump's appeal: "I understood that there were many Americans who, because of the financial crash, there was anger. And there was resentment… a lot of people didn't wanna hear my plans. They wanted me to share their anger. And I should've done a better job of demonstrating I get it."

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