Hillary Clinton on Sunday described the lingering pain of being “gobsmacked” after losing the presidency 10 months ago to Donald Trump and said she wouldn’t be a candidate for office ever again.
“I think I am good, but that doesn’t mean that I am complacent or resolved about what happened,” the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee said in an interview Sunday morning with CBS News’s Jane Pauley. “It is still very painful. It hurts a lot.”
Clinton’s Sunday interview marks the beginning of what will be a monthslong media tour around her memoir of the campaign, “What Happened,” set to be released by Simon & Schuster on Tuesday. The tour, which begins with a reading in New York on Tuesday and continues with events across the country scheduled through December, keeps 2016 in the news as Democrats struggle to coalesce around a new standard-bearer. It also offers Trump myriad opportunities to spar with his former campaign rival anew.
On Sunday, Clinton ascribed her defeat to “a perfect storm” of white voters’ ”grievances,” broader misogyny among the electorate, self-inflicted wounds including her use of a private email server and the decision by former Federal Bureau of Investigation Director James Comey to publicly announce his reviving of the investigation into her emails 11 days before the election. “It raised the specter that, somehow, the investigation was being reopened. It just stopped my momentum,” Clinton said.
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