If the sobering reality of having a middling reality show contestant with a bad comb-over who appears to shrug off white supremacy as your President has made the last eight months difficult, you’re not alone.
“I just felt this enormous letdown—this kind of loss of feeling and direction and sadness,” Hillary Clinton revealed in a CBS This Morning interview with Jane Pauley released Sunday. “Off I went into a frenzy of closet cleaning, long walks in the woods, playing with my dogs, and yoga...”
That doesn’t mean winning the popular vote while the Electoral College opted for Donald Trump has the former First Lady, senator, and Secretary of State eyeing another Presidential run in 2020 though.
When pressed by Pauley on the issue of her political career being over, Clinton was rather direct, during an exchange, which takes place at the 12:23 mark of the above video.
“Is your political career over?”
“Yes, as an active politician, it’s over.”
“You will never be a candidate in office…”
“No. I am done being a candidate, but I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake.”
The latter statement may explain recent comments made about Senator Bernie Sanders, and why Clinton has been increasingly candid when it comes to Trump.
During the 13-minute long clip CBS released Sunday, Clinton doubled down on some previous criticisms of Trump. Those criticisms appear to be particularly astute given the Trump’s initial response to the white-supremacist-sparked violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and a proposed travel ban on several predominately Muslim countries.
“Then his speech, which was a cry from the white nationalist gut,” Clinton said of Trump’s Inauguration speech. “What an opportunity to say, ‘I’m proud of my supporters, but I’m the President of all Americans. That’s not what we heard at all.”
Pauley’s entire session with Clinton is full of pull quotes ranging from her coping techniques after the election (Chardonnay and alternate nostril breathing were involved), as well as her thoughts on ousted FBI director James Comey and Russian hacking during the 2016 Presidential Election.