Clinton said it was hard to regroup psychologically after her electoral college defeat to Donald Trump, 304-227, even though she won the popular vote by more than two million ballots. "By the time they finished with me, I was Typhoid Mary".
She pointed out that the perception of a likeable woman is different from that of men. "Poor Mary, she didn't deserve it either, when you go back and look at the history", said Clinton.
The former State Department chief, NY senator and first lady touched on multiple issues in her interview Thursday - but perhaps none more than her life after November's stunning election defeat and her opinion of the new administration. During an event in NY last Thursday prior to the attack, she said, "I really believe that we should have and still should take out [Assad's] airfields and prevent him from being able to use them to bomb innocent people and drop sarin gas on them".
Clinton did not shy away from criticizing the president and his policies.
"And layer on the first woman president over that and I think some people, women included, had real problems", she told a New York Times journalist at the ticketed women's empowerment event held each year.
Hillary Clinton speaks to the Children's Defense Fund in Washington, U.S., November 16, 2016.
Clinton hoped that the White House moves forward with a broader strategy and consistent with American values.
"She was patronized and cut off as she tried to ask a question", Clinton said of Spicer's comment to Ryan.
Clinton's support for Trump's strike against Syria is unsurprising. In remarks at Georgetown University, she blasted the President's budget blueprint, which proposed deep domestic spending cuts and reductions in foreign aid. Clinton made it clear that her focus is on exacting change in whatever way she can that doesn't involve campaigning for public office and subjecting herself to that again.
Clinton is expected to address more than 2,400 people.
"I am looking at doing interesting things".
"I'm happy to be here", Clinton said after thunderous applause from the audience at the David H. Koch Theater in New York City. What the underlying reasons were, I'm trying to parse out myself.