Hillary Clinton has officially joined “the resistance.”
In a Tuesday morning interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour in New York City, the former Democratic presidential candidate talked about life after her loss to President Donald Trump in November.
“I’m back to being an activist citizen, and part of the resistance,” Clinton said.
While she admitted to some mistakes during her campaign and said she took “absolute personal responsibility,” Clinton insisted that it was James Comey’s decision to reopen her email investigation and Russian President Vladimir Putin’s role in influencing the election that made the difference.
“[Putin] certainly interfered in our election and it was clear he interfered to hurt me and helped my opponent,” she said. “If you chart my opponent and his campaign’s statements, they quite coordinated with the goals that leader who shall remain nameless had.”
Clinton lamented that media moderators didn’t press Trump hard enough to explain how he would “make America great again” during the presidential debates – even though, as CNN pointed out, that was the first question NBC’s Lester Holt asked during the first presidential debate.
She’s writing a book about the election, which she said has been a “painful process” to relive.
As part of the “resistance,” she accused Trump of spending too much time talking about losing the popular vote, and not enough time actually running the country. Amanpour joked that she sensed a tweet coming from the president to refute those claims.
“Better that than interfering in foreign affairs,” Clinton said. “If he wants to tweet about me, I’m happy to be the diversion.”
Trump did tweet about Clinton’s interview Tuesday night, saying Comey was the ‘best thing’ that happened to her.
See a clip of the interview below:
— The Situation Room (@CNNSitRoom) May 2, 2017