Clinton: Trump's Campaign Was Successful in Comforting 'Millions of White People'

September 10, 2017

Hillary Clinton said President Donald Trump comforted "millions of white people" with his campaign during an interview airing Sunday on CBS.

"He was quite successful in referencing the nostalgia that would give hope, comfort, settle grievances, for millions of people who were upset about gains that were made by others," Clinton said of Trump’s campaign.

"What you’re saying is millions of white people," host Jane Pauley clarified.

"Millions of white people," Clinton confirmed. "Yeah, millions of white people."

Clinton also addressed her infamous remarks last year that half of Trump's supporters were bigots who were part of a "basket of deplorables," saying she regretted handing Trump a political gift but also saying a "large number of people" didn't care about Trump's behavior.

During the interview, which was taped Friday, Pauley inquired about what went wrong in Clinton's surprising defeat and what derailed the campaign that was "supposed to make history" by electing her the first female president of the United States.

Clinton said that stereotypes, sexism, and misogyny played a role in why people could not wrap their brains around electing a female president into office. In the interview, Clinton said she knew she was going to have to "have to work extra hard to make women and men feel comfortable with the idea of a woman president."