Hillary Clinton Says She Won't Run For Office Again

Tomas Mccoy
September 11, 2017

In her first television interview, with CBS News' "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley, the former Democratic presidential nominee recalled that after her bruising defeat to Trump, she "had a big decision to make".

The CBS Sunday Morning interview is the first of several appearances to plug her new book, coming Tuesday. "It is still very painful".

"I am done with being a candidate". She also calls her paid speeches to Wall Street banks bad "optics". And, you know, my share of Chardonnay.

'I was godsmacked, wiped out, ' she said.

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Clinton's primary opponent, and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey for significantly hindering her presidential bid. "Honestly, I wish she'd just shut the fuck up and go away".

She said she plans to stay engaged in politics, however, 'because I literally believe our country's future is at stake'.

But Clinton also acknowledged her own shortcomings, including what she said was a failure to articulate her understanding of voters' frustrations.

Late on election night after realizing this was not going as expected, she called Trump to concede and then she called President Obama.

The day after Election Day, Clinton delivered an address where she told her followers she was sorry they didn't win but that the best days were still ahead.

She said attending Trump's inauguration was "an out of body experience" and described feeling stalked on camera in Las Vegas by Trump, a turning point in her candidacy.

CLINTON: Oh, I think the most important of the mistakes I made was using personal e-mail. I think, Jane, that it was a mistake because a lot of people didn't want to hear my plans.

The former NY senator and US secretary of state vowed to remain a political advocate, but said she would not seek elected office again. "I felt like I had let everybody down", she said.

"I relied on several tools, one of which was prayer, and I was lifted up and blessed by a lot of people who sent me prayers, sent me spiritual readings", Clinton said Thursday.

Clinton writes that Sanders' rhetoric about her during the primaries created "lasting damage", adding that Sanders "had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character" because the two candidates "agreed on so much".

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