Hillary Clinton emerged from her relatively low profile since losing to President Donald Trump to claim she would have won the election were it not for FBI Director James Comey and “Russian WikiLeaks” creating doubt in her supporters’ minds.
Speaking at a Women on Women luncheon Tuesday, Clinton accused Russian President Vladimir Putin of interfering in the election and claimed, “If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president.”
Clinton was asked whether she took any personal responsibility for her loss.
“I take absolute personal responsibility,” she said. “I was the candidate, I was the person who was on the ballot, and I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had.”
“It wasn’t a perfect campaign, there is no such thing,” she continued. “But I was on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey’s letter, on October 28, and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me, but got scared off.”
Clinton was also asked whether misogyny played a role in her defeat, and why she thought she lost the majority of the white female vote. She responded by saying her book was coming out, and that “everyday we are learn more about some of the unprecedented interference, including from a foreign power whose leader is not a member of my fan club.”