Hillary Clinton appeared on CBS’s “Sunday Morning” today and announced her plans for her political future. There had been rumblings that she would seek a rematch with President Donald Trump and run again in 2020. Other rumors had her running for governor or even returning to the Senate.
In the interview with Jane Pauley, Clinton made it clear she is not done with politics in general, and plans to stay active. However, she says she is done being a candidate.
Clinton’s memoir, “What Happened,” releases on Tuesday. According to excerpts and reports, she trashes just about everyone, blaming them for her historic loss to Donald Trump last November. That includes President Obama, Bernie Sanders, white voters, Republicans in general, and of course, Donald Trump himself, whom she dismisses as a “reality TV star.”
She said as part of her attempt to cope with the loss, she mentioned her long walks in the woods, which became a political meme unto itself. She also admits to boozing it up a bit, saying in the interview that she had more than “my share of Chardonnay.”
“I am done with being a candidate,” Clinton said on CBS’s “Sunday Morning.”
Clinton — who on Tuesday will release “What Happened,” her memoir of the 2016 campaign — does plan to stay involved in national politics, just not as an “active politician” who may launch a campaign.
“But I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake.”
She also criticizes President Donald Trump in an unprecedented attack on a sitting President by a former political opponent. He mocks his recent candor in admitting to the pressures of the job.
“We have a reality show that leads to the election of a president. He ends up in the Oval Office. He says, ‘Boy, it’s so much harder than I thought it would be. This is really tough. I had no idea,’” Clinton said. “Well, yeah, because it’s not a show. It’s real. It’s reality, for sure.”
Here is video of the full interview with Jane Pauley, from CBS “Sunday Morning.”
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