Hillary R. Clinton, former Senator and Democratic Party nominee for the president of the United States in 2016 presidential election, is in the news for her latest statements against President Donald Trump and veteran politician Bernie Sanders.
During her most recent interview with New York Magazine, when it was asked to her that President Trump and Sanders capitalized on American anger, Hillary Clinton responded, “Yes, and I beat both of them.”
According to Heat Street’s writer Joe Simonson, it was not the Obama-era economic policies that failed to improve the livelihood of millions of Americans, and it was also not the politicians’ underestimation of populist anger against Washington D.C. But Hillary Clinton’s loss “reminds us just how much this election tapped into unresolved and still largely unexplored issues around women and power.”
According to Joe Simonson, Hillary’s recent statement against Trump suggests that “even if you lose, just pretend you didn’t so people keep giving you money.”
During the 2016 presidential election, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton stood against Republican nominee and former real estate mogul Donald Trump. Both the nominees did their very best during their presidential campaign. However, Clinton’s exclusive use of her personal email accounts on a non-government server started a major controversy against her.
Clinton had a total of 65,853,516 votes for her compared to Trump, who had only 62,984,825.
While Clinton officially received about 2.9 million more votes nationwide, Donald Trump won 30 states worth a total of 306 electors, or 57 percent of the 538 available, making him the fifth person in United States’ history to become the president while losing the nationwide popular vote.
This was apparently not the first time Clinton faced defeat during a presidential race. Back in 2008, then junior United States Senator from New York, Hillary Clinton announced that she will campaign for the 2008 presidential election. After filing with the Federal Election Commission, she began fundraising and campaigning activities. She placed third in the Iowa caucus to then Senator Barack Obama and John Edwards. She went on to win a plurality of votes in Nevada but won fewer delegates in Nevada than Obama.
She subsequently lost in Montana, North Carolina, Mississippi, Wyoming, and Oregon. On the final day of primaries, Barack Obama had gained enough pledged and superdelegates to become the presumptive nominee. Following which, Hillary Clinton suspended her campaign and started endorsing Obama, who went on to become the 44th president of the United States of America.
Even after losing the presidential election, Hillary Clinton stated that she beat President Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential race. Apparently, this is not the first time her odd statements against Trump has surfaced in the media. Prior to this, when President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey in the middle of an ongoing investigation, Clinton stated that she’s “worried” that the commander-in-chief is just trying to bury “the Russia inquiry.”
“Look, we have an advocacy press on the right that has done a really good job for the last 25 years,” Clinton told NY Magazine. “They have a mission. They use the rights given to them under the First Amendment to advocate a set of policies that are in their interests, their commercial, corporate, religious interests. Because the advocacy media occupies the right, and the center needs to be focused on providing as accurate information as possible. Not both-sides-ism and not a false equivalency.”
This was apparently not the first time Hillary Clinton talked about the 2016 presidential election race and why she lost to Donald Trump. During her interview with Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, Clinton largely cited following factors for her defeat.
Russia – “A foreign power meddled with our election,” she said, labeling it “an act of aggression.”
Misogyny – “Certainly, misogyny played a role. That has to be admitted,” she said. Clinton added that “some people — women included — had real problems with the idea that an independent woman can lead their country.”
She added that “there were things I could have done better.”
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