Hillary Clinton said at the 8th annual Women in the World Summit on Thursday that she believed Russian President Vladimir Putin opposed her because he's "not exactly fond of strong women."
Clinton said people ask her why Putin allegedly worked against her 2016 presidential campaign.
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"I don't think it's too complicated," Clinton said. "I think he had his desire to destabilize us and others, and you know, he's not exactly fond of strong women."
Clinton had previously said that destabilizing the United States and other nations was one of Putin's key geostrategic goals.
"So you add that together, and that's pretty much what it means," Clinton continued, receiving loud applause from the audience.
U.S. intelligence agencies have alleged that Putin interfered with the 2016 presidential election to undermine democracy and "denigrate" Clinton, while showing preference for her opponent President Donald Trump.