Nine years after getting surprised by Barack Obama in the Democratic presidential primary and 10 months after getting shocked by Donald Trump in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton said she’s officially retired as an office-seeking politician.
“I am done with being a candidate,” Clinton said on CBS’s Sunday Morning, via the Washington Post. “But I am not done with politics because I literally believe that our country’s future is at stake.”
Clinton is currently on a book tour for What Happened, her memoir from the presidential campaign that will be released Tuesday.
Clinton said she’s still in pain from losing the election, perhaps because of her belief that Trump wasn’t and isn’t prepared to be president.
“We have a reality show that leads to the election of a president,” she said. “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.’ Well, yeah, because it’s not a show. It’s real. It’s reality for sure.”
Watch the entire CBS segment here.