Hillary Clinton made the trip across the pond to chat with premiere talk show host Graham Norton about her exploits of the past year including the presidential election, attending Trump’s inauguration (which George W. Bush reportedly called “some weird shit”), the catharsis of writing her memoir, What Happened and more.
In this clip, Hillary talks about how she thought about “getting out” of going to Trump’s inauguration as well as her disappointment that the Trumpster didn’t rise to the occasion.
Later, Graham asked Hillary what her thoughts were on Trump’s preference to tweet complex ideas (that’s assuming Trump has complex ideas) to his followers.
Mikey Cyrus writes a “thank you” note to Hillary Clinton
On last night’s The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, the women of the writers staff penned “thank you” notes to Hillary Clinton for inspiring them over the years. Lots of humor, but also some very touching moments.
And then Miley Cyrus came out to share her own emotional “thank you.”
The postscript to the segment was Hillary’s thoughtful and forward leaning response.
Hillary Clinton tweeted her thoughts about last night’s deadly shooting in Las Vegas, and expressed her concerns regarding if the shooter had had a silencer.
Las Vegas, we are grieving with you—the victims, those who lost loved ones, the responders, & all affected by this cold-blooded massacre. The crowd fled at the sound of gunshots. Imagine the deaths if the shooter had a silencer, which the NRA wants to make easier to get. Our grief isn’t enough. We can and must put politics aside, stand up to the NRA, and work together to try to stop this from happening again.
Watching the videos of the event, the only thing that alerted folks that anything was happening was the sound of the rifle popping off shots. If the shooter had a silencer people would have just started dropping with those around them having no clue.
Las Vegas, we are grieving with you—the victims, those who lost loved ones, the responders, & all affected by this cold-blooded massacre.
Hardcover sales of the book topped 168,000 – the biggest nonfiction release in five years.
Additionally, What Happened set a company record for digital audio sales in a single week, and sales of e-book editions was the highest for nonfiction in six years.
These numbers beat her 2014 book, Hard Choices, by 100,000 copies.
But her all-time opening was for 2003’s Living History, which offered Clinton’s first expansive comments on the affair of her husband, President Bill Clinton, with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Released in the days of Barnes & Noble and Borders bookstores, Clinton sold over 600,000 copies of the highly anticipated memoir in its first week.
Clinton’s detractors have suggested that perhaps it’s time that Clinton stand down and be quiet. But I’d suggest these sales – and her 65.8 million people who voted for her – indicate that people are still very interested in what Hillary has to say.
Hillary Clinton speaks at memorial for LGBT civil rights hero Edie Windsor
Hillary Clinton was among the many who showed up today to honor and eulogize LGBT civil rights hero, Edie Windsor.
From Hillary’s eulogy:
The day Edie won, much of America cheered with her. Not with the style or the pink scarf. That was uniquely hers. But with a recognition that a wrong had been righted. Through it all, her strength never wavered. Though she did confess to one moment of panic. The day she saw her name in print as United States v. Windsor. It is fitting that she will be immortalized in history books in that landmark decision – synonymous with equal rights and dignity under the law. But she didn’t stop there. She continued to support the needs and the rights of the LGBT community. She helped change hearts and minds, including mine. And we are forever grateful to her for that.
How she experienced loss, grief, and injustice made her only more generous, more open-hearted, and more fearless in her fight. She refused to give up on the promise of America. There wasn’t a cynical, defeatist bone in her body. That’s especially important for us to remember now. Through her determination and sheer force of will, she brought us another step closer to that more perfect union. Now, in this moment when so much hard-fought progress is hanging in the balance, it is up to all of us to pick up where she left off.
Hillary closed with this quote from poet Mary Oliver: “Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
“Let us continue to be inspired by Edie’s wild and precious life,” Clinton said. “And let us make her proud every day of how we answer that question for ourselves. Thank you, Edie.”
Really – stop and watch. Really quite wonderful.
For the record – not even a tweet from Donald “Better for the gays” Trump about Edie’s passing.
Hillary said she would be there for us. And there she was today. No votes to be had. Just support.
The New Yorker reveals this never-before-seen cover image (titled “The First” by Malika Favre) that the venerable magazine would have run had Hillary Clinton become the country’s first female Commander-in-Chief/
But Hillary was ready for the troll and slapped back offering to send him another book she wrote, It Takes A Village: “If you didn’t like that book, try this one — some good lessons in here about working together to solve problems. Happy to send a copy.”
If you didn’t like that book, try this one — some good lessons in here about working together to solve problems. Happy to send a copy. pic.twitter.com/7dmVJ44mZu
Everyone I know has shared this really frank, insightful interview with Hillary Clinton regarding her new memoir, What Happened.
Ezra Klein of VOX asks really thoughtful questions, not the same “four minute” interview queries you see all the time.
Hillary is relaxed and very candid about what went wrong for her during the 2016 campaign, and she doesn’t hold back in being accountable for her own mistakes.
From Ezra Klein:
On Tuesday morning, I sat down with Clinton for an hour on the first official day of her book tour. It is a cliché that stiff candidates become freer, easier, and more confident after they lose — see Gore, Al — but it is true for Clinton. Jon Stewart used to talk of the “buffering” you could see happening in the milliseconds between when Clinton was asked a question and when she answered; the moments when she played out the angles, envisioned the ways her words could be twisted, and came up with a response devoid of danger but suffused with caution. That buffering is gone.
In our conversation, she was as quick and confident as I’ve seen her, making the case for her politics without worrying too much about the coalitional angles or the possible lines of offense. And she says plenty that can, and will, offend. In our discussion, she lit into Bernie Sanders’s single-payer plan, warned that Donald Trump is dragging us down an authoritarian path, spoke openly of the role racism and white resentment played in the campaign, and argued that the outcome of the 2016 election represented a failure of the media above all. This was Clinton unleashed, and while she talked about what happened, it was much more interesting when she talked about what she believed should have happened.
I highly recommend you watch below.
Also, if you’re a podcast kinda person, check out her very relaxed and unscripted chat with Pod Save America here.
In an appearance on CBS’ Sunday Morning, Hillary Clinton said that she intends to remain politically active, but not as a candidate.
Promoting her new memoir What Happened, which will be released Tuesday, Clinton told host Jane Pauley that she doesn’t intend to run for office again. But she won’t be leaving national politics any time soon.
“But I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake,” said Clinton.
The former Secretary of State also had some choice words for Donald Trump’s lack of preparedness for the White House.
“We have a reality show that leads to the election of a president. He ends up in the Oval Office. He says, ‘Boy, it’s so much harder than I thought it would be. This is really tough. I had no idea,’” Clinton said. “Well, yeah, because it’s not a show. It’s real. It’s reality, for sure.”
Clinton also shared that while she’s moved on from her surprise loss last November, the pain of defeat is still present.
“I am good,” Clinton said. “But that doesn’t mean I am complacent or resolved about what happened. It still is very painful. It hurts a lot.”