Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has a long list of things and and people she has blamed for her loss in the 2016 presidential election. Now, she she is also blaming former President Barack Obama.
In an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt released on Tuesday, Clinton said Obamaa��s eight years made it difficult for her to a�?put forth an agenda for change.a�?
a�?It is true that when you run to succeed a two-term president of your own party, you have a historical headwind blowing against you,a�? Clinton said.
a�?Ita��s not just this campaign can be set apart from everything thata��s ever happened in our politics. It is a challenge,a�? she added.
Obama endorsed Clinton for president after she effectively clinched the Democrat nomination, and went on to campaign for her across the country.
Clintona��s comments were even more notable when considering she appeared on a conservative radio show to blame Obama for making it more difficult for her to win the election.
Nevertheless, she maintained that she had a hard time projecting authenticity and differentiating herself from Obama to voters across the country.
a�?If you are both the candidate defending a lot of the areas of agreement, but also putting forth an agenda for change, which is what I tried to do, it is often difficult to get the second part of that message through,a�? Clinton said.
She continued: a�?So, I do think it was a problem.a�?
Hewitt also pressed Clinton on whether she a�?hit back too hard at legitimate critics and questions,a�? noting that she largely refused to acknowledge that many people took issue with her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.
a�?I did think that I had to be careful in public, and probably I did have my guard up too much,a�? Clinton said. a�?Those days are over.a�?
Clinton went on to say that she didna��t agree with everything Obama did while he was in office.
a�?I did not agree with everything that President Obama decided, but on balance, I really think he did what had to be done,a�? she said.
Clinton also found time during the interview to criticize President Donald Trump.
a�?Ia��ve said a few times that this was the first reality TV campaign. My opponent was the first reality TV candidate, and I was, for better or worse, the candidate of reality,a�? Clinton said.
a�?And I think it was a shortcoming of the campaign that the work that Ia��ve done my entire life, the passion I feel for helping people, the record that I have of doing just that, never really could break through.
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