Monday 27 May 2024

‘I’m Supposed To Be Perfect’: Hillary Clinton Whines About Women Abandoning Her

 More than seven years after losing to former President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton is attacking fellow women for not supporting her failed campaign.

Clinton shared her latest gripe about the 2016 contest during an interview with The New York Times as Trump runs another campaign for the White House this year.

Female voters were turned off because of how former FBI Director James Comey handled the investigation into her private email server, Clinton argued.

In the summer of 2016, Comey held a press conference in which he saidshowed Clinton’s handling of classified information as secretary of state was “extremely careless.”

Comey did not recommend any charges, but Clinton has begrudged him for re-opening the probe right before the election before closing it again.

“Once he did that to me, the people, the voters who left me, were women,” Clinton said.

“They left me because they just couldn’t take a risk on me, because as a woman, I’m supposed to be perfect,” she added.

Survey results showed that most women voted for Clinton, though a majority of white female voters backed Trump.

Clinton would have been the first woman to be president if she had won the 2016 election, a benchmark she claimed made it harder to win.

“They were willing to take a risk on Trump — who had a long list of, let’s call them flaws, to illustrate his imperfection,” Clinton said.

She said this was “because he was a man, and they could envision a man as president and commander in chief.”


The interview also touched on abortion rights after the conservative-majority Supreme Court, molded under Trump, overturned Roe v. Wade.

Clinton bemoaned how people “kind of rolled their eyes at me” when she warned of a high court that could “demolish pillars of the progressive movement.”

Trump “threw his lot in with the right on abortion and was richly rewarded,” she said.

Clinton has a long history of blaming others for her 2016 defeat. The list also includes Russia, the news media, and white people.

In a podcast released last month, Clinton suggested Trump wants to “kill his opposition” because of his purported affinity for “strongmen” leaders.

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