In a rare public appearance since Election Day, Hillary Clinton spoke on Tuesday rather bluntly about her failed presidential run, attributing her defeat to interference by Russian hackers and FBI Director James Comey, the Washington Post reported.
“If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president,” Clinton told moderator Christiane Amanpour, the CNN anchor, at a Women for Women event in New York.
“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 and got scared off,” Clinton added.
Though it wasn't her first public appearance since November 8, Clinton for the first time spoke extensively about her presidential loss to Donald Trump, adding that a range of external factors such as misogyny and unfair treatment by the news media also played a role.
She did, however, say she takes "absolute personal responsibility" for losing to the now 45th-commander-in-chief.
Clinton said more personal details about her loss will be revealed in the fall, when her memoir is published.
So what is she doing now with all of this free time? “I’m back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance,” she said.