On November 9, 2016, after she had been completely crushed in the presidential election, Hillary Clinton vowed to work with her foe for a better America.
"Last night I congratulated Donald Trump and offered to work with him on behalf of our country," she said. "I hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans."
She said while she was devastated by the loss, "I still believe in America, and I always will. And if you do, then we must accept this result and then look to the future. Donald Trump is going to be our president. We owe him an open mind and the chance to lead."
That was then. This is now.
On Sunday, Clinton said that Trump's speech on Inauguration Day was "a cry from the white nationalist gut." Yes, she pledged to work together for a better America, then calls the president of the United States a racist. That's pure Hillary, amirite?
For some reason, people are still asking her how she feels about the loss — 11 months ago. By "people," we of course mean the mainstream media, which was even more heartbroken that she lost. So Hillary appeared on the CBS Sunday morning talk show to go over all that old stuff again, like her going to the inauguration in Washington, D.C., on January 20.
"I'm a former first lady, and former presidents and first ladies show up," Clinton said on CBS News Sunday Morning. "It's part of the demonstration of the continuity of our government. 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."
Using a dog-whistle euphemism for racism ("nostalgia," like, you know, longing for the good old days of slavery and white supremacy), Hillary told CBS's Jane Pauley that Trump tapped into a "nostalgia" with his supporters.
"He was quite successful in referencing a nostalgia that would give hope, comfort, settle grievances for millions of people who were upset about gains that were made by others," Clinton said.
Pauley heard the dog whistle: "What you're saying is millions of white people?"
"Millions of white people, yeah. Millions of white people," Clinton said.
Damn white people.
Hillary went on. "I understood that there were many Americans who, because of the financial crash, there was anger. And there was resentment. I knew that. But I believed that it was my responsibility to try to offer answers to it, not to fan it. 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. And I should've done a better job of demonstrating 'I get it.'"
Of course, Hillary steered the conversation back to her favorite topic: Herself. "It was a very hard transition. I really struggled. I couldn't feel, I couldn't think. I was just gob-smacked, wiped out," Clinton said about her feelings after the loss.
And she again whined about her poor performance in the debates, blaming Trump for standing near her. Hillary has been on a blame-a-day tour, putting her loss on former FBI Director James Comey, Russian President Vladimir Putin, former President Barack Obama, women, men, humans — pretty much everybody but herself.
But back to Hillary. "How did she deal with the terrible loss?" she was asked for the millionth time.
"I did some yoga. Tried alternative nostril breathing."
And then she said perhaps the most honest thing she's ever said in her entire life: "Yes, I had my fair share of Chardonnay."