She’s blaming everyone but herself.
Hillary Clinton on Wednesday spent an entire interview pointing the finger at a number of sources — including Russian hackers, fake news and even the Democratic Party — as the ultimate reasons for her election defeat.
“I take responsibility for every decision I made, but that’s not why I lost,” Clinton claimed at one point during the hour-long Q&A.
“I was the victim of a very broad assumption I was going to win,” she explained. “I think a lot of people said, ‘We’ll get to this after the election, we aren’t going to worry about it right now,’ but that turned out to be a terrible mistake.”
While she listed a slew of reasons as to why she lost, the former Secretary of State and Democratic candidate spent a large chunk of the interview — conducted at Recode’s Code Conference in California — tearing into her very own party.
“So I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party,” Clinton said. “I mean, it was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency. Its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong…I had to inject money into it…To keep it going.”
Clinton claimed that Republicans, on the other hand, had been funneling money into President Trump’s campaign.
“So Trump becomes the nominee and he is basically handed this tried and true, effective foundation,” she said.
The 69-year-old went on to list more than a dozen things that she believes led to her defeat back in November — including fake news websites, Facebook, Twitter bots, The New York Times, Steve Bannon, and the media coverage of her email scandal.
Once again, she also took aim at former FBI director James Comey —– whom she’s blamed for months.
“Comey was more than happy to talk about my emails but he wouldn’t talk about investigations into the Russians,” Clinton said. “So people went to vote on Nov. 8 having no idea there was an active counterintelligence investigation going on.”
Taking aim at Democrats, Clinton argued that the party needed to re-group and re-plan.
“We are not historically good at building institutions, we’ve got to get a lot better and that includes content,” she said. “We have a good story to tell.”