In spite of the lackluster sales of her book that professes to explain how she lost the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton continues to blame everyone and anyone—except herself, and especially Russia—for her own failure.
While promoting her book in the United Kingdom over the weekend, Clinton told the BBC’s Andrew Marr she was the victim of anti-Brexitism, Russian hackers, and fake news. And when confronted with the reality of her failed campaign—which even she herself acknowledges in the book—she deflected into a verbal bashing of UK Independence Party founder Nigel Farage.
"I want to make another point about Brexit. Looking at Brexit, it was a precursor to what happened to us in the United States. You had Farage campaigning for Trump. The big lie is a very potent tool."
The Briton fired right back during his own radio program:
"Hillary Clinton is in a state of denial, she’s making herself look, frankly, ridiculous. She blames the whole world. The Russians. The lies that were told in Brexit. Everything is the fault of other people, nothing is to do with her …
American voters were turned off by her sense of entitlement. I don’t think Hillary Clinton has much relevance. We should no more listen to Hillary Clinton than we listened to Barack Obama during the referendum campaign telling us not to vote for Brexit.
Hillary you lost. Move on. The war is over for you."
Monday, in an interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, she again turned her attention to WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, and Russia:
"Assange has become a kind of nihilistic opportunist who does the bidding of a dictator. WikiLeaks is unfortunately now practically a fully-owned subsidiary of Russian intelligence."
She accused the anti-secrecy organization’s co-founder of purposely “deflecting” attention away from President Donald Trump’s “hot mic” scandal during the 2016 presidential campaign. This was done, she alleges, at the Russian government’s direction.
Assange hit back at her comments, suggesting the former secretary of state is under a “dark” influence:
"There's something wrong with Hillary Clinton. It is not just her constant lying. It is not just that she throws off menacing glares and seethes thwarted entitlement. Watch closely. Something much darker rides along with it. A cold creepiness rarely seen."
Clinton’s statement, in context, however, was in response to questions about her ties to alleged Hollywood sexual predator Harvey Weinstein and her own husband, who also has a history of sexual assault allegations.