In the months since the election, Hillary Clinton has not been quiet about her loss to President Trump. But she has tried to treat her defeat with a measure of good humor, as she did in last week’s Wellesley commencement address, when she said that long walks and Chardonnay helped her cope.
Never has Clinton publicly revealed the intensity of the blame and resentment she appears to feel about the 2016 election. Until now. In a long interview at the CodeCon conference in California Wednesday, Clinton discussed her loss in more detail than she ever has publicly, and blamed more people than ever before. Some of her accusations had at least some basis in fact. Some didn’t. But all were part of Clinton’s complex explanation for losing an election that seemed hers to win. A brief list:
1) She blamed what she said was a massive Russian disinformation campaign spearheaded by 1,000 Russian agents working to defeat her. “They did it through paid advertising, we think, they did it through false news sites, they did it through these thousand agents, they did it through machine learning, which you know, kept spewing out this stuff over and over again. The algorithms that they developed…”