Hillary Clinton Explains Why She ‘Really’ Lost to Trump


Almost four months after her stunning defeat, Hillary Clinton on Thursday primarily blamed her loss to President Donald Trump on four factors that were beyond her control.

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, cited Russian meddling in the election, FBI Director James Comey’s involvement toward the end of the race, WikiLeaks’ theft of emails from her campaign chairman, and misogyny as the factors which costed her the 2016 elections.

Clinton’s comments came during her first post-election interview at Tina Brown’s eighth annual Women in the World Summit in New York City. She was questioned by Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times.

She largely cited these factors for her defeat:

Russia. “A foreign power meddled with our election,” she said, labeling it “an act of aggression.” She called for an independent, bipartisan investigation into the Kremlin’s involvement and said the probe should examine whether there was collusion with the Trump campaign.

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 of a woman president.

Comey. Clinton cited as damaging to her campaign his unusual decision to release of a letter on October 28, less than two weeks before Election Day, that said he was looking at additional emails related to the FBI probe of the former secretary of state’s use of a private server.

WikiLeaks. Weeks of disclosures of stolen emails from the personal account of then-Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta, were particularly harmful, Clinton said, adding that it “played a much bigger role than I think many people yet understand.”

She said the combination of Comey’s actions and the WikiLeaks’ revelations “had the determinative effect.”

About her own role, she said, “There were things I could have done better.”



  1. If you would of followed the law, Comey & freinds would of had no reason to release information or question you, you liar. The Russian conspiracy has been proven to be a hoax.
    You lost because you had NO message! You couldn’t give a hoot about the hard working struggling taxpayers. Just saying “vote for me because I’m a woman” will not put bread & butter on the table. You have no energy or ideas to help hard working taxpaying legal Americans. Go away!

  2. Your lost because you’re a liar and a self-serving politician Who lives in an alternative universe we are tired of people like you ramming your immorality and liberalism down our throats everything else is an excuse they stole your emails but they revealed what you really are

  3. She can’t take responsibly. She thinks nothing is her fault.

    She shows a lack of leadership. Maybe that’s the real reason.

  4. She is definitely correct on three of the examples. After all alleged Russian interference, WikiLeaks and Comey all played a role in Hillary’s and the Democratic party’s shinanigans being exposed. If not for them, it is quite possible that she would have been successful in convincing enough Americas that she is actually a decent person who is suitable to serve as President of the United States.


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