On Tuesday, Hillary Clinton claimed that if she had won the election, she’d have been seen as a “genius.”
“I thought it was pretty revolutionary that I was the first woman to have a realistic chance of becoming president,” Clinton said during an interview with WNYC. “So I don’t know how any woman who is not familiar to people, since we have so many hurdles to overcome, could have even been in that position that I found myself.”
She continued on: “So if I had won, you know, I would have been seen as a genius; my campaign would have been seen as perfect…I understand all of that.”
Clinton has also claimed in a recent interview that Russian President Vladimir Putin was, in part, to blame for putting Donald Trump in the White House and not her.
There “certainly was communication and there certainly was an understanding of some sort,” she told USA Today. “Because there’s no doubt in my mind that Putin wanted me to lose and wanted Trump to win.”
Clinton’s genius remark drew considerable snark from conservative circles, including a tweet from Sean Spicer that noted: “And ‘if’ I won the lottery I’d be rich.”
— Sean Spicer (@seanspicer) September 12, 2017