Published: Wed, September 13, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Hillary Clinton Feels Like She 'Let Everyone Down' on Election Night

Hillary Clinton Feels Like She 'Let Everyone Down' on Election Night

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee told USA Today in a new interview that she's "convinced" then-candidate Donald Trump's associates coordinated with Russian Federation to help the foreign government meddle in the US election.

When asked whether she believed there was collusion by Trump associates and Russia, Clinton responded: "I'm convinced of it".

Mrs Hillary Clinton says she will not run for public office again, but the former Democratic presidential nominee is not giving up on trying to make her mark in politics.

At the time, Clinton was promoting her book Hard Choices, and she was not too far away from announcing her bid for the 2016 presidential race.

Mrs Clinton reiterated her infamous "basket of deplorables" comment during the campaign, in which she said half of Mr Trump's supporters are "irredeemable". "Because there's no doubt in my mind that (Russian President Vladimir) Putin wanted me to lose and wanted Trump to win".

Watch the full interview by CBS News. She confessed she was "gobsmacked" by her loss to Trump in the candid interview that aired Sunday.

Mrs Clinton accuses Senator Sanders of not supporting her properly and handing Mr Trump the "crooked Hillary" nickname he used during the campaign. The book includes a defence of her decision as secretary of state to use an e-mail account hosted on a server in her home for official business.

The losing USA presidential candidate also takes a swipe at former POTUS Barrack Obama, who endorsed her candidacy, for supposedly failing to come up with a stronger televised response to the reported Russian meddling in the elections.

Clinton also claims in the book that she takes responsibility for her loss.

Following the election, the president notably backed off his campaign threat to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate Clinton. "This is her most personal memoir yet", Clinton's publisher Simon and Schuster said in a statement describing the book.

At the top of her list are Russian interference and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey.

Trump has denied that he or any members of his team colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign.

"Millions of white people, yeah", Clinton said.

She argued that her political situation was the "perfect storm" of obstacles, blaming sexism and misogyny, Russian hacking and the release of private internal Democratic party emails, and former FBI Director James Comey's investigation into her email practices. When we started the campaign we had every reason to believe that we had a path forward that relied on how people felt about me and how they thought about my work over many years.

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