Clinton: Trump's 'Guilty Conscience' Over 2016 Is Why He's 'Obsessed With Me'

September 29, 2019

Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said President Donald Trump "knows he's an illegitimate president" in an interview in which she called for him to be impeached and removed from office.

CBS Sunday Morning's Jane Pauley asked why no Democratic candidates want to talk about Clinton, the party's previous nominee, while Trump likes to bring her up on Twitter and in speeches. Clinton said it's all a product of Trump's guilty conscience about 2016.

"I know that he knows that this wasn't on the level. I don't know we'll ever know everything that happened, but clearly we know a lot and are learning more every day, and history will probably sort it all out," she said. "So of course he's obsessed with me. And I believe that it's a guilty conscience, in so much as he has a conscience."

Clinton took "responsibility" for her defeat but argued it was the product of unpredictable forces.

"I believe he knows he's an illegitimate president. He knows. He knows that there were a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out the way it did. And I take responsibility for those parts of it that I should, but ... it's like applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation and losing to a corrupt human tornado," she said.

Clinton recommended an impeachment inquiry against Trump, and when Pauley asked what might happen if Trump survives the inquiry and wins another term, Clinton said it was not going to happen.

"I don't believe that will happen. I believe there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again," she said.

She added the press needs to be vigilant to show the public how Trump campaigns in manipulative ways.

"I'm hoping that both the public and the press understand the way Trump plays this game," she said.