Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has continued her trend of lacking any accountability and blaming anyone but herself for her election loss. No one has called her out on it — until now.
Recently, Hillary Clinton appeared in an interview with British journalist Matt Frei of Channel 4 News. Unlike politically correct liberal media in the US, Frei didn’t hold back. He asked Clinton a fierce question: “So you’re still blaming others more than yourself?” as The Washington Free Beacon reported.
In response to Frei’s question about blaming others, Clinton quickly responded defensively, “No, I take ultimate responsibility, I don’t blame others, but I think it’s important that people understand what happened.” She admitted, “Obviously, there were things I must have been able to do differently in order to have won.”
In the interview, Clinton blamed “intervening events” for her loss, despite leading in the polls.
“But at the end, there was this really perfect storm, and so you had the Comey letter and you had the enormous impact of the Russian theft of emails, the release of them by WikiLeaks, basically now a part of the Russian intelligence apparatus, and the weaponization of that. These were all new phenomena,” Clinton stated.
Clinton has been on a speaking tour for her book, What Happened, a 500-plus page memoir recounting her perspective of the 2016 presidential election — complete with hefty blame on numerous people.
In her book, Clinton blamed Bernie Sanders for having to “resort to innuendo and impugning my character” in addition to his supporters, coined “Bernie Bros” for harassing Clinton supporters with remarks that were “ugly and more than a little sexist.”
Vanity Fair detailed several sources of blame mentioned in Clinton’s book. She blamed former President Obama for failing to make a televised address to wake up Americans to what she considered a threat against American democracy. She again blamed Obama for urging her to cease her attacks on Sanders. Further, she blamed former FBI director James Comey for his letter that changed what voters perceived of her character.
Other parties blamed included the media, especially the The New York Times, as well as uninformed and angry Americans, Joe Biden, Vladimir Putin, and the Russians, of course.
As Maureen Callahan of the New York Post wrote, Clinton’s book makes no mention of how “her campaign was secretly manipulating party apparatus, or that she had a $150 million war chest (twice Trump’s), or that she had the backing of mega-stars from Bruce Springsteen to Beyoncé to Oprah, or that the media largely depicted her rival as a complete buffoon with zero chance of winning, or that the Justice Department laid off even though her husband privately met with then-US Attorney General Loretta Lynch in the midst of the FBI email investigation.”
British journalist asked Hillary a fierce question: “So you’re still blaming others more than yourself?” Will she ever stop?
Instead, Clinton’s book portrays herself as an oppressed, disadvantageous woman who unfairly lost the campaign and garnered unwarranted anger from many Americans.
“What makes me such a lightning rod for fury? I’m really asking. I’m at a loss. I think it’s partly because I’m a woman,” Clinton wrote in her book. The sentiment shows that Clinton is seemingly unable to look inward for an explanation, instead blaming sexism among other parties, for a campaign that she felt sure to win.
Hillary Clinton’s consistent blame on others shows how little accountability she has. She has blamed the Russians more than herself, conveying how truly detached she is from the desires and priorities of average Americans. The country truly dodged a bullet when Clinton lost the election.