'And so there I was, on the platform, feeling like an out-of-body experience, ' she recalled. "And then his speech, which was a cry from the white nationalist gut!"
Clinton answered with a firm "yes" when Pauley asked if her political career is over, but added the qualifiers "as an active politician" and "being a candidate". 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.
Clinton added that "white people" happened. "I was up against the Russian intelligence apparatus, a misguided Federal Bureau of Investigation director, and now the godforsaken Electoral College", she writes in her book, according to NBC News. I said it before, I'll say it again: It was my responsibility. It was a mistake because a lot of people didn't want to hear my plans. "But I think all of them who can be should be reunited with their families". "And I should've done a better job of demonstrating 'I get it'".
"I've come to be a candidate", she said. But how can she really do so when she spreads the blame in more than a dozen other directions?
"There were a large number of people who didn't care", Clinton said.
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. "My share of chardonnay..."
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.
'I was godsmacked, wiped out, ' she said.
She didn't go into detail about what that future involvement might address. 'It was a very hard transition.
'You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables.
"My opponents spun wild tales about what bad things I must have said behind closed doors and how as president I would be forever in the pocket of the shadowy bankers who had paid my speaking fees".
So effective that his win still seems to shock Clinton, 10 months after election night.
Clinton mused on the Women's March in her new book "What Happened" due to be released on Tuesday. "Was I going to go to the inauguration?"