Former Secretary of State and losing 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton spoke at the Codecon conference in Silicon Valley, Calif., on Wednesday, describing President Donald Trump as a man with a “visceral grasp on America’s political underbelly.”
Over the course of her remarks and a question and answer session, Clinton amassed a long list of those she blames for her loss to Trump, as compiled by the Daily Mail:
• The FBI
• James Comey, then FBI director
• The Russians
• Vladimir Putin
• ‘Anti-American forces’
• Low information voters
• Everyone who assumed she’d win
• Bad polling numbers
• Obama for winning two terms
• People wanting change
• Suburban women
• The New York Times
• Television executives
• Cable news
And, in fact, “Americans.”
“The loser began by saying: ‘I take responsibility for every decision I made but that is not why I lost,’” the Mail reported.
“Then Clinton spelled out a detailed theory that her campaign had been hit by the Russian hacking and that it used its agents to spread ‘fake news.’”
“And so the Russians — in my opinion and based on the intel and the counterintel people I’ve talked to — could not have known how best to weaponize that information unless they had been guided,” Clinton said.
Moderator Walt Mossberg then asked Clinton if Americans guided them.
“Guided by Americans and guided by people who had polling and data information,” Clinton said.