Hillary Clinton Attributes 2016 Election Loss to Women

(DailyVantage.com) – Former first lady and former presidential aspirant Hillary Clinton has laid the blame on women voters for her 2016 loss to former president Donald Trump.

Clinton, who is making the media rounds talking about her new book, “The Fall of Roe: The Rise of a New America,” said that many voters, women especially, viewed the prospect of the first female president a big risk. She added that despite his “flaws”, Trump was easier to “envision” as president because he was a man.

“They [women voters] just couldn’t take a risk on me, because as a woman,” Clinton said, “I’m supposed to be perfect.”

In contrast, the former first lady added, “they [women voters] could envision a man as president and commander in chief.”

Among many other issues, Clinton’s presidential campaign was particularly plagued with the matter of her email server. She was investigated by the FBI just before voters headed to the polls, but while FBI Director James Comey found Clinton to have been “extremely careless”, he said that he would not recommend charges against her.

Clinton also spoke on what she called an “existential” moment for America, saying that Trump and his ultra-right-wing allies are seeking to redefine the country’s principles and what it stands for. She credited Republican and conservative organizations for “the way that they operate,” which she called “tremendously impressive”.

“They take a loss, they get back up,” Clinton said, “[then] they regroup, they raise more money.” The former first lady lamented the lack of the same dynamic and focus among Democrats and progressive organizations in general, saying that the Democrats being in “denial” about conservatives led to the overturning of Roe vs. Wade. She referenced her 2016 presidential run, when she said that a Trump presidency would lead to the revocation of abortion rights in the country – and she was dismissed as being an alarmist.

“We didn’t take it seriously,” she said.

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