Hillary Clinton is blaming “rank sexism” for the growing chorus of folks who wish she would just “go away” after her humiliating defeat to Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential election.
Far-left comedian Trevor Noah recently asked Clinton about her unpopularity during an interview on her book “What Happened” for The Daily Show on Comedy Central.
“Looking at the Democratic Party now, looking at Hillary Clinton, one thing far too many people say … is, ‘Why won’t you just go away?’” Noah said to boos from his audience. “When you hear that … how do you feel, and what does it make you want to do?”
“Write a book explaining what happened and come on your show and other places,” Clinton said.
“You know, some of it is just rank sexism, let’s just be honest about it,” she continued. “I never heard anybody say that to Al Gore or John Kerry or John McCain or Mitt Romney, all the men who lost elections in the last 17, 18 years.”
Those men, of course, did not launch a national blame tour to offer excuses for their defeats.
Regardless, Clinton also blamed “media guilt” for not focusing enough on her policy proposals during the election.
“Some of it, I would say, is media guilt,” she said. “You know, when they now have to face the way they covered this campaign, and the fact that they didn’t pay any attention to policies, which I thought would be important.”
“They were so totally entranced by the reality TV element of it and the entertainment value of it, that I’m told, and some members of the press have privately said to me, ‘Look, they missed it.’ They missed it. They thought I was going win so they could beat up on me without consequence. And they didn’t really stand up against a lot of the ridiculous lies and accusations against me.”
Clinton said that despite calls from many in her own party to hang it up, she has no intentions to do so, and plans to continue to speak out about the “candidates and causes I believe in.”
“I’m gonna keep talking. I’m not going anywhere,” she said. “I walked in the woods, that was enough. I’m done with that. I’m back.”
The interview was the latest in Clinton’s book tour for “What Happened,” a tome devoted to explaining all the reasons why she lost last year’s election to President Trump. In the months following the election, the book tour has served as a way for Clinton to air her grievances against primary opponent Sen. Bernie Sanders, the Democratic National Committee, her own supporters, women voters, the media, sexism, “deplorables,” Donald Trump, the Russians, former FBI Director James Comey and others who cost her the presidency.
She’s spent remarkably little time reflecting on her own missteps in 2016, like ignoring key battleground states like Wisconsin and Michigan, self-centered campaign messages like ‘I’m with Her!” and alienating key demographics including millennials and the white middle class.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Clinton recently revealed in an interview with political radio host Hugh Hewitt that “nobody’s actually been to see” the twice failed presidential candidate about running for the nation’s top office in 2020, The American Mirror has reported.