Hillary Clinton blamed Barack Obama, the Democratic National Committee, and others for her election loss. But blue-collar voters in the Midwest would be happy to tell a different story. They’re tired of corrupt political insiders running the country.
Hillary Clinton says she takes full responsibility for her decisions.There’s just one catch: She says her decisions weren’t the reason that she lost to Donald Trump.At Recode’s Code Conference in California on Wednesday, the former Democratic presidential nominee was reflective, quick to crack jokes — and eager to cast blame. The more than hour-long question-and-answer event marked the latest in a series of public appearances for Clinton in which she explicitly took on the actions of those around her and other external circumstances in explaining why she lost on Election Day.“I take responsibility for every decision I make — but that’s not why I lost,” Clinton said.Perhaps Clinton’s most fresh and savage criticism on Wednesday was directed at the Democratic National Committee. She went as far as to say that when she became her party’s presidential nominee, she inherited “nothing” from the committee.“I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party,” Clinton said. “It was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong. I had to inject money into it — the DNC — to keep it going.”
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