President Donald Trump fired back at his general election foe Tuesday night, saying he didn't, as she asserted earlier in the day, win because Republicans conspired against her — but as a result of his superior campaign skills.
In an interview at the Women for Women International Conference with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Clinton said if the election had been held on Oct. 27, "I would be your president."
"But I was on the way to winning until a combination of [FBI Director] Jim Comey's letter on Oct. 28 – and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off," she said. "The evidence for that intervening event is compelling, persuasive – and so we overcame a lot in the campaign."
Trump was having none of that, tweeting late Tuesday:
Clinton, who served as Secretary of State under President Obama, was projected as the heavy favorite but lost to Republican Trump in the Nov. 8 election.
Saying she "absolutely" takes responsibility for her loss, Clinton placed blame on the FBI's Comey, who sent a letter to Congress days before the election saying he was reinstating an investigation into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state, and on Russian intervention.
WikiLeaks, an anti-secrecy group, released Democratic emails during the campaign that U.S. intelligence agencies say were hacked by Russia to try to tilt the race against Clinton.
Reuters contributed to this report.
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