Hillary Clinton: US did not 'deserve' Trump presidency

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The remarks reminded numerous former secretary of State's comments in 2016 that some of Trump's supporters fit in a "basket of deplorables", a line the Republican then used against her repeatedly during the final stretch of the campaign. "W$3 e don't do well with married white women", Clinton explained. Philippe Reines, one of the Clinton campaign's chief lieutenants in 2016, for instance, said earlier this month that he understands "why that man (Trump) won in 2016".

"Who lets her say these things?" a 2016 Clinton surrogate told the Web site.

WaPo wrote that one senior Democratic Senate strategist said that if the Republicans believe these comments will help them win "they're more desperate than I thought" and her words "will have precisely zero effect". 'And part of that is an identification with the Republican Party and a sort of ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should,' she continued.

Allies of the former presidential candidate have suggested she lay low and not make statements unless they are absolutely necessary.

'We need leaders like her to look forward to 2020 and how to unify the party, not continue to re-litigate the past, ' the official said. "But there are studies that show that how white women vote, especially those who are married, is highly influenced by the politics of their husbands", writes the liberal newspaper. Clinton's loss of key states in the electoral college, including Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, shocked both her own campaign and many political observers.

At the same appearance in India, Clinton had dubbed those Trump-supporting states less economically advanced than the states that went for her in the 2016 race.

Clinton beat Trump in the popular vote by almost 3 million ballots, but lost to the president in the Electoral College in a stunning upset.

Another former aide told the publication that it seems "the party has moved on from Hillary Clinton".

Faulkner remarked that Trump isn't "putting out a treasure trove for the opposite party" to use, to which a stunned Tarlov responded by listing off all of Trump's most recent controversial comments. "We really do try very hard", Reed said.

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