Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said she is not the reason she lost the White House to President Donald Trump, but instead put the blame on almost everyone from the DNC to Netflix.
Hillary Clinton has blamed her unexpected defeat in the USA presidential elections on a variety of factors including Russian meddling, her own party, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the media and "a very broad assumption that I was going to win".
Clinton said during a tech conference near Los Angeles on Wednesday that she suspects Trump's campaign may have guided the Russian government in propaganda efforts leading up to the election.
Clinton associates say that she is unlikely to make a habit of criticizing her own party's institutions, describing her comments at the Recode interview as a one-off event - and a unique confluence of her frustrations and a digital-savvy audience eager to hear them. "For that glorious interlude between midnight and five a.m., we were like passengers on the Titanic who chose to say, 'Fuck it!' and rock out to the band", she said. Trump Jr. tweeted. "That's what I thought".
Mr Trump was not buying it.
She has also blamed the FBI, Russia and media. "Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC", Trump tweeted at 8:40 p.m. EDT.
Evidently, only divine intervention could have stopped her flawless campaign from resulting in anything short of the White House. Many of their tweets had to be deleted, but the internet never forgets.
The tweet remained online for some 5½ hours, drawing worldwide ridicule. She likened the president's strategy to that of leaders in Bosnia and Rwanda who enflamed cultural tensions to win power.
Clinton was widely projected by pundits and pollsters to win the November 2016 election, but ultimately fell to President Trump after he made surprise wins in key states such as Pennsylvania, Wisconsin and MI. Ms. Clinton responded on Twitter saying: "People in covfefe houses shouldn't throw covfefe", playing on a typo made by Mr. Trump in a Twitter post a day earlier that triggered a snowstorm of meme.
She added: "I also think I was the victim of the very broad assumption that I was going to win".
Ms. Clinton said the NYT coverage of her private email server - the paper broke the story - was disproportionate. And here's Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's tortured response this weekend when asked if Clinton running for president again would be good for the party.