Hillary: Trump Inaugural a 'Cry From the White Nationalist Gut'

“I felt like I had let everybody down,” Clinton said about her failed presidential run. “I had not drafted a concession speech. I’d been working on a victory speech.”

"But that doesn't mean that I am complacent or resolved about what happened".

"It still is very painful", said Clinton, appearing on CBS News Sunday Morning. "It hurts a lot".

Clinton is about to embark on a book tour for her new tome What Happened, which comes out this week, and sat down with Pauley for her first television interview to mark the occasion.

But Clinton didn't stop at excoriating her rivals - even former Vice President Joe Biden, a Clinton campaign surrogate, wasn't safe from criticism.

In the interview, Clinton recalled her telephone conversation with President Barack Obama after she conceded the election after midnight.

She said the word "deplorable" was floating around in her head because 'Trump was behaving in a deplorable manner'. I thought his behavior, as we saw in the Access Hollywood tape, was deplorable. "There were a large number of people who didn't care". "It didn't matter to them". She also discusses at length alleged Russian interference in the election, Trump's ties to Russia, and developments through the first half of 2017. "I thought a lot of his appeals to voters were deplorable".

Perhaps unsurprisingly, Clinton saved her most vehement invective for opponent Bernie Sanders, an Independent Senator from Vermont, whom she defeated in the 2016 Democratic Primary. Or do I wheel around and say, 'Get out of my space! "But I think in this time we're in, particularly in this campaign, you know, maybe I missed a few chances". But she pegged the problem to how it was explained to voters. "But I believed that it was my responsibility to try to offer answers, not to try to fan it. And I should've done a better job of demonstrating "I get it". "And it never stopped".

At the top of her list are Russian interference and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey. "Was I going to go to the inauguration?" "I can't understand it".

Clinton told Pauley that Trump's win took her by complete surprise.

"I just felt this enormous letdown, just kind of loss of feeling and direction and sadness". She also calls her paid speeches to Wall Street banks bad "optics". 'I'd been working on a victory speech'. But around midnight, when results were showing President Trump as the likely victor, she said she decided, "Well, you know, looks like it's not going to work".

"It was a transition very hard", she confesses. He says, 'Boy, it's so much harder than I thought it would be. "Honestly, I wish she'd just shut the fuck up and go away".

She reviews her internal monologue again to Pauley, saying "it was so discombobulating" and again saying part of her was wondering if she should go "Back up, you creep!" "He ends up in the Oval Office".

"The forces that were at work in 2016 were unlike anything that I've ever seen or read about", she said.

Ms Clinton said she believed Mr Trump had tapped into a "nostalgia" felt by his supporters.

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