Hillary: Trump Inaugural a 'Cry From the White Nationalist Gut'

Hillary: Trump Inaugural a 'Cry From the White Nationalist Gut'

This week, Clinton is scheduled to appear on ABC's "The View" and the popular center-left podcast "Pod Save America", and she will attend a book signing in NY.

"Yes, as an active politician it's over", Hillary told her, much to the relief of Democratic party leaders.

She said she plans to stay engaged in politics, however, 'because I literally believe our country's future is at stake'.

Defeated Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has described Donald Trump's inauguration speech as a "cry from the white nationalist gut".

As the election returns came in, the stunned former Secretary of State couldn't muster a concession speech because she hoped Donald Trump 's electoral college wins would somehow be a mistake. It is customary that former First Ladies - not vanquished presidential candidates - attend the ceremony. "It's part of the demonstration of the continuity of our government", Clinton said.

Clinton's language about her future in the interview is more definitive than in her book, in which she said she was "amused and surprised" by talk earlier this year that she was considering running for NY mayor.

Ten months after her loss, the former secretary of state and first lady said she's still coping with it.

"The most important of the mistakes I made was using personal email", Clinton said. But she also blames Russian election interference, and extraordinary decisions by then-FBI director James Comey to reopen an investigation into her emails.

"I'm sorry I gave him a political gift of any kind", she said, adding that the "gift" was not politically "determinative".

According to Clinton, another key failing of her campaign was her seeming lack of empathy towards the lingering resentment in the wake of the financial crisis of 2007 and 2008. "There were a large number of people who didn't care".

Since the election, and with a book coming out this week detailing about what happened, Clinton made clear in the Sunday interview that she's done running for public office.

Asked about her infamous "basket of deplorables" comment during the campaign, in which she said half of President Trump's supporters are "irredeemable", Clinton reiterated that thought. "But then, midnight, I decided, 'well - you know, looks like it's not going to work'". "I couldn't feel, I couldn't think, I was just gobsmacked".

She said the word "deplorable" was floating around in her head because 'Trump was behaving in a deplorable manner'.