Hillary Clinton Explains Why She Really Lost to Trump

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton highlighted the hypocrisy of President Donald Trump citing the "beautiful babies" killed in a chemical weapons attack in Syria as one of his reasons for ordering Thursday's USA missile strike against a Syrian government airbase while his travel ban still barred Syrians of all ages from entering the United States as refugees in a speech made Friday at a luncheon for Annie's List in Houston, Texas.

Two days before the election, Comey announced that none of the emails would lead to criminal charges - leaving in place the FBI's determination from July.

Clinton also contended that prejudice against women was a significant factor.

Certainly misogyny played a role that has to be admitted.

But Comey later announced, two days before Election Day, that FBI investigators had looked at the emails and found that majority were duplicates of previous emails they had seen, and there was no chance that they could lead to any charges against Clinton. "I'm not making plans to do anything", she admitted. WikiLeaks, in one case, published almost 20,000 emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) and later released tens of thousands of emails from the personal inbox of John Podesta, a campaign aide. I think in any campaign there are so many cross currents and events and have some greater impact than others.

"A foreign power meddled with our election", she said, referring to Russian Federation, deeming it "an act of aggression", and the "weaponization of information". "And the images of innocent people, of parents, and especially of children suffering in the aftermath of that most recent deadly gas attack were more appalling than I certainly can put into words", said Clinton, who lost to Trump in last fall's presidential election. She was smart, experienced, and the most qualified candidate running, which means she should have won, right?

"I also hope that they will recognize that we can not in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America's doors to them", she said.

She also cited the administration's failure to repeal and replace the Obama administration's Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a Republican alternative. "They don't know what to do, and I do admit that was somewhat gratifying".

"Devastating", was how she described her loss. She said she was writing a book about it and expressed doubt that she would ever seek public office again.

  • Larry Hoffman