( Daily Mail ) Hillary Clinton has claimed she defeated Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election.
Clinton, who received almost three million more votes than her reality television host opponent, was denied the presidency because she lost the electoral college count 304 to 227.
But the 69-year-old made the claim in a New York Magazine piece in which she discussed everything from sexism and voter suppression to James Comey costing her the White House, the country ‘stalling’ under Trump, and Russia’s ‘attack’ on American democracy.
Clinton started by dismissing the notion the election was won because of anger, which both Trump and Bernie Sanders, her opponent in the Democratic primary, tapped into.
‘I beat both of them,’ Clinton said, after saying anger is not ‘a good strategy for most people’.
‘You can’t be angry for yourself. You just can’t. You can be indignant, you can be annoyed, you can be frustrated, but you can’t be angry… I don’t think anger’s a strategy,’ she told the magazine.
The former Secretary of State then turned her attention to Comey’s ousting from the FBI by Trump.
‘I am less surprised than I am worried,’ she said.
‘Not that he shouldn’t have been disciplined. And certainly the Trump campaign relished everything that was done to me in July and then particularly in October.
‘Having said that, I think what’s going on now is an effort to derail and bury the Russia inquiry, and I think that’s terrible for our country.’