Almost a year after the election, Hillary Clinton is still blaming everyone else for her disastrous campaign. Her latest take on why she failed at getting votes from white women takes things to another level.
Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton claimed this weekend that she lost the election because women — in particular, white women — caved to pressure from the men in their life, and voted for Trump. Clinton made the excuse during an interview with NPR’s Rachel Martin during a promotional tour of her book, “What Happened.” In the interview, Clinton was asked why, given that she was the first female presidential candidate, she fared worse than expected among female voters.
” I think it’s much more difficult to unpack all of this, and with respect specifically to young women, I do think that for a lot of young women, gender is just not the motivating force that maybe it will be in the future. But then it wasn’t.
And Sheryl ended this really sobering conversation by saying that women will have no empathy for you, because they will be under tremendous pressure — and I’m talking principally about white women — they will be under tremendous pressure from fathers and husbands and boyfriends and male employers not to vote for “the girl.” she said. “
In typical Clinton fashion, she deflected the blame, suggesting that women who voted against her were somehow manipulated by men in their lives. She just called out white women for being controlled by their husbands. That’s really how she thinks it works? On top of that, she’s completely wrong. It’s possible that some sort of deep-rooted cultural sexism or a shadowy conspiracy wherein men pressured white women into voting against the female candidate, contributed to Clinton’s failure in 2016. It’s also possible that she lost simply because she was a really bad candidate who made so many unforced errors, such as her recent suggestion that Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters are vicious sexists. At any rate, President Trump won 42 percent of women last year, according to the Pew Research Center.
Hillary also partially blamed James Comey’s letter about her email account on her loss. “After the Comey letter, my momentum was stopped. My numbers dropped, and we were scrambling to try to put it back together, and we ran out of time,” she said. But she still feels good about her campaign overall. “When you win the popular vote by 3 million votes, and when there were all of these outside forces coming at me right until the very end, I don’t think you can say that we didn’t have a strong campaign,” she said. “I’m proud of the campaign we ran.”