Clinton: I am done with being a candidate

Posted September 11, 2017

"I am good. But that doesn't mean I am complacent or resolved about what happened", she said.

Choking back tears, Clinton described the pain of attending Trump's inauguration - and listening to her victorious opponent's speech, which she called a "cry from the white nationalist gut".

Clinton told Pauley she was so certain of victory over the eventual victor, President Donald Trump, that she had only drafted a victory speech, not a concession speech.

"What you're saying is millions of white people", host Jane Pauley clarified. Yeah, millions of white people.

"Millions of white people", Clinton confirmed. In a feisty, relaxed pre -recorded interview with Jane Pauley this morning, she also promised that she won't run for office again, but that she would remain "in politics". And there was resentment. "But I believed that it was my responsibility to try to offer answers, not to try to fan it".

'I thought a lot of his appeals to voters were deplorable, I thought his behavior as we saw on the Access Hollywood tape was deplorable. They wanted me to share in their anger.

She said the word "deplorable" was floating around in her head because 'Trump was behaving in a deplorable manner'.

"There were a large number of people who didn't care", Clinton said.

Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Clinton's primary opponent, and former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey for significantly hindering her presidential bid. "I felt like I had let everybody down", she said.

Clinton then called Trump to congratulate him on being elected and followed that up with a call to President Obama.

"As the polls closed, Clinton supporters gathered in a New York City convention center, expecting to see history being made".

"It was a transition very hard", she confesses.

"I just went into the bedroom, laid down on the bed, i just thought 'Okay".

"It was so, just, discombobulating", Clinton said.

Clinton said she isn't ready to fade out of the public eye, even if her days of being a candidate are over.

What Happened, Clinton's new book on the 2016 election, will be available for purchase on Tuesday.

CNN purchased a copy of Clinton's book from a Jacksonville, Florida, bookstore a week before its widespread release.

The book will go on sale on the 12th of September and we've already gotten a chance to take a look at what will be in the book.