Hillary Clinton Had No Concession Speech, Blames Loss On 'White People'

In a new book Hillary Clinton relives her stunning defeat to Donald Trump and admits to mistakes

And so there I was, on the platform, you know, feeling like an out-of-body experience. "And then his speech, which was a cry from the white nationalist gut!"

President George W. Bush, who was standing on the podium alongside Clinton, had reportedly called the inauguration 'some weird s**t'.

"Millions of white people, yeah", Clinton replied.

"What you're saying is millions of white people", Pauley interrupted. But it's one thing to practice it and another to stand in front of 50, 60, 70 million people and having him scowling, and leering, and moving up on me.

'I had not drafted a concession speech, ' she admitted. And there was resentment. I think, Jane, that it was a mistake because a lot of people didn't want to hear my plans. They wanted me to share their anger. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Clinton's primary opponent, and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey for significantly hindering her presidential bid.

The last presidential candidate in her shoes was Al Gore-a fellow victor of the popular vote and loser of the election. And there were a large number of people who didn't care.

Clinton, often described as a cold calculator, has also recognized the awful void she felt after her surprise defeat, and this despite a wide lead in the popular vote. "But then, midnight, I decided, 'well - you know, looks like it's not going to work'".

Hillary Clinton says her career "as an active politician" is over. Although she apparently did go through a period of depression.

"It was a transition very hard", she confesses. "I really struggled. I couldn't feel, I couldn't think, I was just gob-smacked, wiped out".

She retreated and hoped this nightmare scenario would pass: "I just kind of went in the bedroom, laid down on the bed, just thought, 'Okay".

After Ms Clinton lost, many were furious with her for what they deemed basic mistakes - her failure to visit the state of Wisconsin, for instance - and her failure to connect with younger voters.

Clinton said she'll remain in national dialogue because she's concerned about the direction of the country, but she's not making a political comeback.

The interview, which aired on "CBS Sunday Morning", comes ahead of the Tuesday release of What Happened, her book reflecting on last year's election. "Losing is hard for everyone, but losing a race you thought you would win is devastating", she writes in her new book, What Happened, which is excerpted in Vogue's October issue.

In the "CBS News Sunday Morning" interview, Clinton echoed that line. "And I should have me take much better to make them understand that I understood", she acknowledged.

Hillary Clinton didn't have a firm answer to the first question she answered in a new TV interview: how are you?

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