In her new book “What Happened,” Hillary Clinton attacks women who regretted not voting for her in November, claiming “these people were looking for absolution that I just couldn’t give.”
Clinton’s book consists of the many reasons, none of which involve Hillary herself, why she lost the presidency to Donald Trump in November. It turns out that women who didn’t vote for Clinton have made the long list of reasons as to why she lost.
In “What Happened,” Clinton describes the Women’s March which took place in D.C and other cities across America as “bittersweet” because she believes people showed more anger and enthusiasm during the event than they did during her campaign.
Although she labeled the event “awe-inspiring” on Twitter, Clinton explains she “couldn’t help but ask where those feelings of solidarity, outrage, and passion had been during the election.”
“Since November, more than two dozen women — of all ages, but mostly in their twenties — had approached me in restaurants, theaters, and stores to apologize for not voting or not doing more to help my campaign,” she wrote in her book. “I responded with forced smiles and tight nods.”
She then recalls a moment where a mother forced her daughter to apologize to Clinton as she didn’t vote in the election. Clinton explains that the girl’s head was “bowed in contrition,” but instead of feeling sorry for the daughter, the former secretary of state wanted to scold her.
“I wanted to stare right in her eyes and say, ‘You didn’t vote? How could you not vote?! You abdicated your responsibility as a citizen at the worst possible time! And now you want me to make you feel better?’” she explained. “Of course I didn’t say any of that.”
Even though most women voted for Clinton, she failed to win over the majority of white women voters, who instead voted for President Trump.
It is clear from the book that Clinton was stung by this fact as during the campaign, she leaned heavily on voters wanting her to become the first female president.
“These people were looking for absolution that I just couldn’t give,” she wrote in the book. “We all have to live with the consequences of our decisions.”
Apparently, Clinton is the only one exempt from that fact.
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