To the disbelief of many pollsters, Clinton her lost second presidential bid to Trump in 2016 after missing the Democratic nomination in 2008 to then-Senator Barack Obama. While she ended up working closely with Obama — even joining his administration to serve as Secretary of State — she hasn’t warmed up to President Trump at all.
In an interview set to air on “CBS Sunday Morning,” Clinton described what it felt like losing to Trump — who she described as a “corrupt, human tornado.”
Watch Clinton’s comments below:
Coming up this #SundayMorning
"It was like…losing to a corrupt human tornado."
Jane Pauley catches up with former First Lady Hillary Clinton and former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton about the book they co-authored, "The Book of Gutsy Women" https://t.co/pnSCfkDZAR pic.twitter.com/C1vSWQPabl
— CBS Sunday Morning 🌞 (@CBSSunday) September 26, 2019
“It was like applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation and losing to a corrupt, human tornado.”
Although this is a rare sit-down interview for Clinton, it is far from the first time she has spoken out against President Trump since he has taken office.
She has been a vocal critic of Trump and has questioned the true reason she lost in 2016. As IJR previously reported, Clinton has warned 2020 contenders that they can run the perfect race and still lose due to “voter suppression.”
“You can run the best campaign, you can have the best plans, you can get the nomination, you can win the popular vote. And you can lose the Electoral College and therefore the election for these four reasons. Number one, voter suppression.”
Clinton isn’t the only candidate still slinging mud in the aftermath of the 2016 presidential race. The president himself has spent a lot of time online, criticizing Clinton and calling for investigations into her missing email servers.
The former secretary’s interview is set to air on Sunday with former First Daughter Chelsea Clinton joining the conversation to discuss the new book the pair wrote together, “The Book of Gutsy Women.”
It is unclear if Clinton will be asked about the current impeachment inquiry Trump is facing in the U.S. House of Representatives.