"People have asked me, 'Why do you think he did that to you?' and, I don't think it's too complicated", Clinton said. Although Clinton said that she had no plans to seek elective office, it will hardly tamp speculation that she may consider something down the road.
"As a person, I'm OK".
The Women in the World conference in NY was the first public interview given by Clinton since she lost the Presidential Election.
Hillary Clinton referred to Russia's meddling in the 2016 United States presidential election as an "act of aggression" on Thursday, in her most extended comments yet about a controversy that has consumed the earliest days of Donald Trump's presidency.
Clinton said it was "somewhat gratifying" to see the GOP fail to pass its bill to repeal and replace ObamaCare last month, while also panning Russia's intervention in the campaign.
She is also writing a book.
Clinton said she didn't understand the Trump administration's "commitment to hurt so many people" and was concerned women's rights around the world were under threat.
The 69-year-old is now slowly emerging from post-election seclusion to make speeches, promote young people and to encourage more women to get involved in politics. Clinton added, "It created doubts in people".
Among her worries, she cited President Trump's policies toward women and healthcare, Russian interference in the election and the downward spiral of Syria. Nicholas Kristof, aNew York Times columnist, asked her about the current state of the American presidency.
"I hope this administration will move forward in a way that is most strategic and consistent with our values, and I also hope that they will recognize that we can not in breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America's borders".
Clinton reiterated that women's issues are "national security issues" that need to be fairly addressed.
The former first lady, senator and secretary of state said that she "spends a lot of time wrestling" with the fact that 53 percent of white women voted for Trump.