Hillary Says She's 'Done With Being a Candidate'

Her book about the 2016 campaign comes out Tuesday
By Josh Rosenblatt,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2017 12:00 PM CDT
Hillary Says She's 'Done With Being a Candidate'
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Ten months after her stunning defeat to Donald Trump, and two days before the release of her presidential campaign memoir, Hillary Clinton says she won't run for office again, the Washington Post reports. Appearing on CBS's Sunday Morning, Clinton told Jane Pauley, "I am done with being a candidate." “But I am not done with politics," she continued, "because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake.” Clinton's book about the 2016 election, What Happened, which includes her thoughts on Trump, former FBI Director James Comey, and her main primary opponent, Bernie Sanders, comes out Tuesday.

Clinton says those men bear some responsibility for her loss. She says Trump won by appealing to the grievances of "millions of white people" and that Comey's decision in late October to again bring up Clinton's use of a private email account while she was secretary of state "just stopped my momentum," CBS reports. And she writes in her book that Sanders' populist attacks on her opened the door to Trump's "crooked Hillary" strategy. But in the end, she admits that she made mistakes, including her use of the word "deplorables" to describe Trump supporters, and that "maybe I missed a few chances" during the campaign. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)

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