Published: Fri, April 14, 2017
U.S. | By Eddie Scott

Hawkish Dems Cheer Trump Attack on Syria

Clinton, in an interview at the Women in the World Summit in NY, also called Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election a theft more damaging than Watergate.

"The aftermath of the election was so devastating", Clinton said Thursday during the Women in the World Summit hosted by Tina Brown at New York's Lincoln Center. The conference was Clinton's first public interview since the 2016 USA election. "What was done to us was an act of aggression by foreign power".

In the latest interview, she also said she's writing a book, which would reflect on her last year's defeat.

Clinton said the 65 per cent approval rating she had enjoyed as Barack Obama's secretary of state - "a job I was asked to do by a man" - tanked when she announced her intention to run for president. During an event in NY last Thursday prior to the attack, she said, "I really believe that we should have and still should take out [Assad's] airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them". And while a lot of the people who agreed with Trump the candidate are confused and concerned by the attack, Democrat hawks are thrilled, this being a war they'd wanted for a long time.

The Russian hackings, she said, appeared to be a "more effective theft than even Watergate (the major United States political scandal that occurred in the 1970s)".

She did say that she thinks misogyny played a role in the campaign, but also talked of the need to "toughen up your skin" and "take criticism seriously, not personally".

When asked about how it feels to see the stumbles of the Trump administration in its early days, Clinton said she does not take any pleasure from seeing what she described as "chaotic functioning".

"I don't know that any of them had ever even read the bill, read the law, understood how it worked", she said.

According to Clinton, Russian President, Vladimir V. Putin, ordered the hacks and was aided by social media bots and online trolls. "[Assad] is there and I guess he's running things, so something should happen".

Clinton showed her support for the women and activists by encouraging Americans to keep marching and protesting for their rights. Clinton added that "some people - women included - had real problems" with the idea of a woman president.

Like this: