Hillary Clinton said Sunday that she didn’t prepare a concession speech for 2016 presidential election.
“I had not drafted a concession speech. I’d been working on a victory speech,” she told Jane Pauley in a interview that aired Sunday on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
“I felt like I had let everybody down.”
Clinton said that she has wondered what happened ever since she lost to then-Republican candidate Donald Trump.
Clinton added that “white people” happened.
“[Trump] was quite successful in referencing a nostalgia that would give hope, comfort, settle grievances, for millions of people who were upset about gains that were made by others because—”
“What you’re saying is millions of white people,” Pauley interrupted.
“Millions of white people, yeah,” Clinton replied. “Millions of white people.”
But she assured viewers: “I am good.”
Clinton told “Sunday Morning” anchor Jane Pauley, “But that doesn’t mean I am complacent or resolved about what happened. It still is very painful. It hurts a lot.”
Clinton relived the fateful evening for Pauley:
“I just kinda went in the bedroom, laid down on the bed, just thought, ‘Okay. I just have to wait this out,'” Clinton said. “But then, midnight, I decided, ‘Well– you know, looks like it’s not gonna work.'”
Hillary acknowledges she went into a period of “enormous letdown” and started cleaning her closet, practicing yoga, “nostril breathing” and drinking “my share of Chardonnay.”