Wednesday, 3 May 2017

'Yes, we made mistakes, but if the election had been on October 27, I would be U.S president'- Hillary Clinton


In her first major public criticism of Donald Trump's election victory since her shock election loss to the American president in October 2016, former first lady, Hilary Clinton has revealed that if not for FBI Director James Comey's letter to congress, and Wikileaks revelations about her prior to the election, she would have been the president of the United States of America.

According to Clinton, the several allegations and assassination attempts on her character scared off supporters from voting for her despite the fact that she had more popular votes- and that the Wikileaks revelations that came just after  Donald Trump's 'grab by the p**sy' comments was not a mere coincidence.
"If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president," she told CNN's Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women event in New York on Tuesday.
"I take absolute personal responsibility. I was the candidate, I was the person who was on the ballot. I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had,"
 'I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off."
"The reason I believe we lost were the intervening events in the last 10 days."
The event marks the latest where Clinton, in a stinging rebuke to Trump, both blames herself for the 2016 loss but also casts the current President as someone aided by outside factors, including the Russian government.
Christiane Amanpour during the interview then joked that the President would soon tweet about the comment, to which Clinton said:
"Fine. Better than the interfering in foreign affairs," Clinton said. "If he wants to tweet about me than I am happy to be the diversion because we have lot of things to worry about. He should worry less about the election and my winning the popular vote than doing some other things that would be important for the country."
"Yes, I do think it played a role. I think other things did as well," Clinton said.
"I am now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance," Clinton said.

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