Hillary Clinton continues to try to spin her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Speaking at a Women for Women International event on Tuesday, Clinton claimed to take “personal responsibility” for losing to Trump, and then immediately proceeded to lay that responsibility at the feet of James Comey and “Russian WikiLeaks.”
“I take absolute personal responsibility. I was the candidate. I was the person who was on the ballot and I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had. Again I will write all this out for you,” Clinton said, referencing her forthcoming book about the campaign. “But I will say this: I’ve been in a lot of campaigns and I’m very proud of the campaign we ran and I’m very proud of the staff and the volunteers and the people who were out there day after day.
And it wasn’t a perfect campaign. There is no such thing. But I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey’s letter on October 28 and Russia WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off,” she continued. “We overcame a lot in the campaign, we overcame a barrage of negativity, of false equivalency, but as Nate Silver…has concluded, if the election had been on October 27 I would be your president. But it wasn’t.” (RELATED: 7 Times Nate Silver Was Hilariously Wrong About Donald Trump)
“Did I make mistakes? Oh my gosh yes,” Clinton said. “But the reason why I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days.”
Clinton takes “personal responsibility” for her loss, says “but I was on the way to winning” before Comey letter and Wikileaks interference. pic.twitter.com/6FLng4zDIF
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 2, 2017