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McAuliffe: Clinton Should ‘Move on’ From 2016 Election Loss

• June 13, 2017 12:58 pm

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Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D.), a friend and longtime ally of Hillary Clinton, said Tuesday that his advice to her is to "move on" from her 2016 election loss.

McAuliffe told Politico‘s "Off Message" podcast that President Donald Trump, who defeated Clinton in November, has pushed an agenda that is "hurtful to the country," which he said has been hard on Clinton.

"I think the hard part is that [Clinton has] got to see Donald Trump every day and the insane things that he's doing," McAuliffe said. "They're so hurtful to the country and the values that we all believe in. I think that's hard on her."

McAuliffe also addressed the investigation into ties between Trump's campaign and Russia.

"[Russia] is a direct threat to the democracy to the United States; there is no question that they were trying to destabilize our government," the Virginia governor said. "Russia has been pretty clear: they thought Hillary Clinton would win, wanted to destabilize her presidency, and really bring questions about the greatest democracy in the world."

Still, McAuliffe advised Clinton not to get hung up on the election outcome and Russian meddling.

"My advice would be that, we've just got to move on," McAuliffe said, referencing Clinton's recent remarks casting partial blame for her loss on Russian interference in the 2016 election.