Hillary Clinton on Critics Telling Her to ‘Shut Up’ After Loss: ‘They Never Said That to Any Man’


Hillary Clinton said last night that she doesn’t get why people keep wishing she would just disappear after losing the presidency to Donald Trump.

Clinton appeared at Rutgers University on Thursday, and she faced questions about why she continues to go on speaking tours when 2016 is in everyone’s rearview mirror. The event was moderated by Ruth Mandel, director of the Eagleton Institute of Politics, who asked Clinton for her thoughts on those who say she should “get off the public stage and shut up.”

“I was really struck by how people said that to me — mostly people in the press, for whatever reason — mostly, ‘Go away, go away,'” Clinton said. “I had one of the young people who works for me go back and do a bit of research. They never said that to any man who was not elected. I was kind of struck by that.”

From there, Clinton noted that Al Gore, John McCain and several other former presidential candidates accomplished plenty of things since their elections. She also said she still intends to remain involved in the public debate about America’s political future.

Many of Clinton’s critics have expressed frustration and annoyance with how she has blamed others for her 2016 loss instead of reflecting on her flaws. And Clinton recently drew public outrage again with her disparaging comments about Trump’s voters.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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