Hillary Clinton lambasted President Donald Trump's inauguration speech, denouncing the address as "a cry from the white nationalist gut" that missed an "opportunity" to unify the nation.
In her first television interview, with CBS News' "Sunday Morning" host Jane Pauley, the former Democratic presidential nominee recalled that after her bruising defeat to Trump, she "had a big decision to make. Was I going to go to the inauguration?"
She noted losing presidential candidates do not necessarily attend the event, but that she was in a unique position.
"I'm a former first lady, and former presidents and first ladies show up," she said. "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."
In his Jan. 20 speech, Trump declared "This American carnage stops right here and right now."
Clinton said he should have delivered a different message.
"What an opportunity to say, 'Okay, I'm proud of my supporters, but I'm the president of all Americans,'" she said. "That's not what we heard at all."
The president's adviser Stephen Miller reportedly wrote the speech.
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