If his recent comments are any indication, Bill Clinton is not handling well the defeat of his entrenched, politically and financially advantaged wife by a former reality TV star, who said just about everything a politician is not supposed to say yet still managed to nearly wipe her off the electoral map.
In an interview with The Record-Review earlier this month, the former president suggested Trump only won because he got "angry, white men to vote for him" — and Russia intervened — and FBI Director James Comey was out to get her — and, by the way, Trump's "landslide" win was nothing compared to Clinton's...
As Politico highlights, in front of a small gathering of customers at a book store in Katonah, New York, Clinton told a reporter for the New York-based publication that Trump "doesn't know much" but "one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him."
Asked if he believed Russian hacking damaged his once "inevitable" wife's campaign, Clinton said of course. "[Y]ou would need to have a single-digit IQ not to recognize what was going on," he said.
However, Clinton made clear who he thinks is the real villain: the FBI. Clinton declared that by telling Congress about the ongoing investigation after more evidence emerged from the computer of disgraced sexting-addict Anthony Weiner, Comey had "cost her the election."
No blame, of course, fell on his wife for almost entirely neglecting the Rust Belt states that ultimately sunk her presidential aspirations, nor did he bring up her reckless and dishonest handling of her private email server, or her fatal mishandling of Benghazi and her lies about its causes afterward, or the role Clinton Foundation corruption played in the public's distrust in her. He also did not explain how his racially charged assessment of the "angry, white" voters made sense given Barack Obama's success in the same districts in two consecutive elections.
Another issue that Clinton felt was important to weigh in on is Trump's "landslide" win.
"Landslide?" said the clearly embittered former president. "I got something like 370 electoral votes. That was a landslide."
Top image (Getty Images): Hillary Clinton speaks during a press conference at the Wyndham New Yorker Hotel the day after the election on Wednesday November 9, 2016 in New York City, NY.