Hillary Clinton Admits Trump Inauguration Was 'One of the Hardest Days of My Life'
Clinton opens up to radio personality Howard Stern on losing election in 2016
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton admitted that attending President Donald Trump’s inauguration was one of the most difficult days of her life.
During an interview with radio personality Howard Stern, Clinton said:
“You know, I went to the inauguration of Donald Trump, which was one of the hardest days of my life, to be honest.”
“When you’re standing there watching this guy, what the hell is going through your head?” Stern asked, before noting he was watching her more than watching Trump.
“Obviously, I was crushed, I was disappointed, and I was really surprised because I couldn’t figure out what had happened,” she said.
Clinton said she attended the inauguration ceremony out of a 'sense of duty.'
“A lot of people said to me, ‘Don’t put yourself through that, don’t go,’” Clinton recalled.
"And I said, ‘Look, I ran for president because I love this country, I wanted to serve this country, I thought I would have been a really good president.’”
Clinton claimed she told people she hoped that Trump would be a better president than she expected.
“And then he started on that speech, which was so bizarre, and that’s when I got really worried,” Clinton said.
“It’s not politics; it’s not what a president does," she said.
"A president is supposed to try to reach out to people who weren’t for him or her.”
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“I hoped I would hear a little bit of that. I didn’t hear any of that,” she added.
In October, Clinton called for a presidential election "rematch" between herself and President Donald Trump.
Speaking with “PBS NewsHour" Clinton said:
"So, maybe there does need to be a rematch. I mean, obviously, I can beat him again."
On Tuesday, Clinton claimed she has been “deluged” with requests for her to run for president again, and she is still yet to rule out joining the increasingly weak-looking 2020 Democrat candidates.
During numerous media appearances last month, Clinton hinted she might run again, mainly because, as she puts it, so many people want to see her on the national stage.
Speaking on BBC’s Graham Norton Show in London last week, Clinton confirmed she would “have to make up my mind really quickly” if she was going to join the 2020 race.
When pushed for a third time if she would make a run for the White House, she responded:
"As I say, never, never, never say never.”