How Bill Clinton Helped Hillary Through Victory and Defeat

On September 9, 2016, Clinton was speaking at the LGBT for Hillary gala in NY when she lumped Trump's supporters into two 'baskets'.

"I am done with being a candidate", the former Democratic presidential nominee told Jane Pauley on CBS Sunday Morning today.

"Yes, as an active politician it's over", Hillary told her, much to the relief of Democratic party leaders.

Hillary Clinton, a candidate unhappy for the presidential election of 2016 in the face of a novice in politics, says it does not represent and recognizes that his defeat against Donald Trump's " still very sore ".

She also served eight years representing NY in the Senate, and eight years as USA first lady.

"I couldn't help but ask where those feelings of solidarity, outrage, and passion had been during the election", a teaser excerpt from the book reads. She added that she and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, had purchased the home next door to their Chappaqua, New Yrok property as a location for White House staff and security. "I felt like I had let everybody down", Clinton told CBS' Jane Pauley. "I think the most important of the mistakes I made was using personal email".

Part of the book also addresses the pervasive sexism and misogyny she faced during the election season.

"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.

"What an opportunity to say, 'Okay, I'm proud of my supporters, but I'm the president of all Americans, '" she said. And there was a large number of people who didn't care.

The interview with Pauley comes just two days before the release of her new memoir, "What Happened", which details her loss against Trump. "But then, midnight, I decided, 'well - you know, looks like it's not going to work'".

And, she added, "Yes, I had my fair share of Chardonnay".

Clinton also recalled her head-spinning distress on election night and the following morning, when giving her concession speech felt like "an out-of-body experience", she said.

'You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.

Clinton, often described as a cold calculator, has also recognized the awful void she felt after her surprise defeat, and this despite a wide lead in the popular vote.

"Sometimes I would write a couple of pages and would literally have to lie down because it was so hard", she said.

  • Rogelio Becker