The interview is the kick off of Clinton's promo campaign for her forthcoming book "What Happened", to be released Tuesday by CBS' Simon & Schuster imprint. Conducted by Jane Pauley, it got right down to business with a blunt admission from the former US senator and secretary of state: Her concession speech came a day late in large part because she hadn't written one.
In those, she takes responsibility for her devastating loss to Trump.
"We have a reality show that leads to the election of a president", she said of the campaign conducted by President Donald Trump. "I had not drafted a concession speech", she said with a sad chuckle. She also blames his decision to reveal that emails were found on the laptop of disgraced congressman Anthony Weiner, just 11 days before the election, for stopping her momentum.
By sunrise, though, the public still hadn't heard from her.More news: Trump hints at pulling out of free trade deal with South Korea
Clinton said her loss to Donald Trump last November, which has profoundly shifted the course of the United States in a disgusting direction, is still "very painful". Al Franken, (MN). "I think she has a right to analyze what happened".
Clinton said she realizes her campaign strategy was all wrong for the moment.
One could imagine Clinton crafting a final, meaningful political chapter for herself aimed at inspiring a women's movement so that 53 percent of white females won't vote for the next toxic masculinity candidate just because he's white; or challenging the conservative billionaires' decades-long effort to dilute or suppress poor and brown votes by gerrymandering and using the courts.
"I am done with being a candidate", she added. And, you know, my share of Chardonnay.More news: Bahamas' beaches left bone dry after Hurricane Irma sucks up the water
That's when she gets to her "out of body" experience on the platform listening to Trump's first speech as Prez. which calls a "cry from the white nationalist gut". I was just gobsmacked. "I understood that there were many Americans who, because of the financial crash, there was anger and there was resentment", she said.
Trump supporters and other conservatives jumped on the comment and used it to paint Clinton as an out-of-touch elitist.
'I think I am good, ' Clinton answered when the CBS journalist asked her how she was. "And he turned out to be a very effective reality-TV star", Clinton said.
Ms Clinton said she believed Mr Trump had tapped into a "nostalgia" felt by his supporters.More news: DT Aaron Donald Ends Holdout, Reports To Rams