Hillary Clinton described herself as “part of the resistance” during an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women International event in New York City Tuesday. In one of the first interviews since her bruising loss to President Donald Trump in the 2016 election, Clinton outlined some of her post-election plans, claiming “I’m now back to being an activist citizen, and part of the resistance.”
Hillary said, “I can’t be anything other than who I am, and I’ve spent decades learning about what it would take to move our country forward, including people who clearly didn’t vote for me. To try to make sure that we dealt with a lot of these hard issues that are right around the corner, like robotics and artificial intelligence, and things that are really going to be upending the economy, for the vast majority of Americans, to say nothing of the rest of the world. So, I’m now back to being an activist citizen, and part of the resistance.”
Clinton addressed President Donald Trump and his administration directly while speaking about the importance of promoting and institutionalizing organizations that fight for women’s rights. “I am going to publicly request that this administration not end our efforts making women’s rights and opportunities central to American foreign policy and national security,” she said.
Clinton also spoke candidly about the various factors that contributed to her shocking loss to Trump last November. While Clinton said she took personal responsibility for the loss, she also once again criticized WikiLeaks, Russian interference and FBI Director James Comey’s letter to members of congress about her e-mails that turned out to be superfluous.
When Amanpour warned that her comments could provoke a tweet from Trump, Clinton responded:
“Fine. Better that than interfering in foreign affairs. If he wants to tweet about me I’m happy to be the diversion. Because we’ve got lots of other things to worry about.”
She then made sure to again troll Trump about the wide vote margin, to the audience’s amusement:
“He should worry less about the election — and my winning the popular vote — than doing some other things that would be important to the country.”
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