Clinton: If I Had Won I'd Be Seen as a 'Genius,' You Know

Leah Barkoukis
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Posted: Sep 13, 2017 8:00 AM
Clinton: If I Had Won I'd Be Seen as a 'Genius,' You Know

Hillary Clinton just doesn’t know when to stop. 

In an interview with WNYC Tuesday, the former Democratic presidential nominee said that if she had won the 2016 she would be called a “genius” who ran a “perfect” campaign. 

Clinton explained this would’ve been the case because of the many obstacles women face.

"I thought it was pretty revolutionary that I was the first woman to have a realistic chance of becoming president,” Clinton said. “So I don’t know how any woman who is not familiar to people, since we have so many hurdles to overcome, could have even been in that position that I found myself.

“So if I had won, you know, I would have been seen as a genius; my campaign would have been seen as perfect,” she added. “I understand all of that.”


While she did win the popular vote that doesn't change the fact that she ran a terrible campaign--ignoring key states like Wisconsin and Michigan and failing to do any polling in the weeks leading up to the election--among many other missteps documented in "Shattered". Hillary's hubris, which totally doesn't come off in the above interview (sarcasm), was another one of her major downfalls during the campaign. This also says nothing of the fact that she was under a criminal investigation by the FBI over her email scandal during the 2016 election cycle.

Former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer couldn't help but mock her for the comments. 

"And 'if' I won the lottery I'd be rich," Spicer wrote on Twitter.