Hillary Clinton Discusses President Trump's Airstrikes on Syria

Apr 13, 2017, 01:20

"Assad has an air force and that air force is the cause of most of these civilian deaths as we have seen over the years and as we saw again in the last few days", said Clinton during a speech on Thursday at the Women in the World summit in Manhattan, New York City.

Clinton on Friday urged the administration to "recognize that we can not in one breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America's doors to them".

Clinton noted that she had advocated for a no-fly zone in Syria after leaving government, something that Obama opposed.

The former Democratic nominee identified Russia's reputed involvement in the election as the greatest concern to her, and said Congress needs to act in unison to determine if Trump's campaign played any role in Moscow's attempt to sway the vote. That just has to be admitted.

In her first interview since she lost, Clinton said she "wrestles" with the fact that her gender did influence the results. "In this election, there was a very real struggle between what is viewed as change that is welcomed and exciting to so many Americans and change which is worrisome and threatening to so many others".

"I don't take any pleasure in seeing the kind of chaotic functioning [of the current administration]", said Clinton."Here's what I don't understand I don't understand the commitment to hurt so many people that this administration, this White House seems to be pursing". "He had his desire to destabilize us and others, and he's not exactly fond of strong women".

Currently, Clinton said she had no specific plans, but would focus on areas where she can make a difference.

Accusing Russian President Vladimir Putin of wanting to "sow distrust and confusion, as well as influence, our election", the former presidential hopeful also said she supports an independent investigation into whether there was collusion between Moscow and President Donald Trump's campaign.

"Putin publicly blamed me for the outpouring of outrage by his own people, and that is the direct line between what he said back then and what he did in this election", she said. "We aren't going to let somebody sitting in the Kremlin, with bots and trolls, try to mix up our election", she said.

"I don't want any Republican candidate to be subjected to what I was subjected to...."