Hillary Clinton Still Blaming Everyone Else
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blamed the Democratic Party, the media, “weaponized information” and even a thousand Russians for her loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.
Clinton told an audience at the annual Code Conference in Ranchos Palos Verdes, California, on Wednesday that the most important lesson from the election was the new “war” on information.
While pointing the finger at everyone she did not accept the blame for anything, not Benghazi, Libya, Syria or even her horrendous email scandal.
Her comments sparked outrage from many on Twitter, including President Donald Trump, who said Clinton “refuses to say she was a terrible candidate.” WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called Clinton’s comments “sad.”
Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate. Hits Facebook & even Dems & DNC.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 1, 2017
It's sad to see language like this from Hillary @Recode "I take responsibility for every decision I made but that's not why we lost."
— Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) May 31, 2017
Hillary Clinton is a first. The first former Presidential candidate incapable of grasping she lost because she simply sucked. #BlameRussia
— Jessie Jane Duff (@JessieJaneDuff) June 1, 2017
— Amanda Prestigiacomo (@AmandaPresto) June 1, 2017
Clinton also feels she was “the victim of the very broad assumption” that she was going to win.
“I never believed it, I always thought it would be a close election because our elections are always close.” Clinton said.
Clinton also cited alleged Russian interference with the election as one of the major reasons for her loss, stating that Americans helped “weaponize” information to use against her campaign.
“The Russians, in my opinion, and based on the Intel and Counter-Intel people I’ve talked to, could not have known how best to weaponize that information unless they had been guided,” Clinton said, adding that they were “guided by Americans.”
She went on to say that the “vast majority” of news about her on Facebook was “fake,” and said stories like “Pizzagate” helped swing “low-information voters.”
She claimed that there were “1,000 Russian agents involved in delivering those messages,” but did not cite a source.