Hillary Clinton Blames 2016 Loss on Gender Bias


In a recent interview, Hillary Clinton attributed the drop in female voter support during her 2016 presidential campaign to the pressure of being “perfect” as a woman.

“They left me because they just couldn’t take a risk on me because, as a woman, I’m supposed to be perfect,” the former secretary of state told the New York Times in an interview conducted in February and published Saturday.

“They were willing to take a risk on [Trump] — who had a long list of, let’s call them flaws, to illustrate his imperfection — because he was a man, and they could envision a man as president and commander-in-chief.”

The former first lady also criticized fellow Democrats for not securing abortion rights before the Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade in 2022.

“We could have done more to fight,” she stated, comparing the battle for abortion access to the broader women’s rights movement.

“Authoritarians, whether they be political or religious based, always go after women. It’s just written in the history, and that’s what will happen in this country.”

Olivia Rondeau
Olivia Rondeau
Digital Reporter. Previously, Olivia was a contributor at the Daily Caller, a staff writer at Foundation for Economic Education, and a Pennsylvania Campus Correspondent at Campus Reform. Prior to that, she worked in social media, research, and public relations at Arsenal Media Group. Olivia is a political science major at the East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania.

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