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Clinton chides Trump on Syrian refugee ban after airstrikes

Lucas Bell | 10 April, 2017, 02:27

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spun Thursday's USA missile attack on a Syrian air base into a political point, saying the Trump administration should rethink its policy on Syrian refugees if it's anxious about the safety of children in the war-torn nation. She said the lack of preparation made by Donald Trump and his team has led to "growing pains" being displayed in public.

In an interview with Nicholas Kristof of The New York Times, Clinton blamed the loss on four factors, NBC News observes.

Clinton stated that she has struggled in explaining her defeat especially that 53% of white women voted for Trump. I think in any campaign there are so many cross currents and events and have some greater impact than others.

While the vastly experienced Clinton won the popular vote, she lost the electoral college to the businessman who had never previously held public office, upending the world and the U.S. political establishment.

"For people who are interested in this, the almost 66 million people who voted for me, I want to give as clear and as credible an explanation as I can", she said. In her first interview since she lost, Clinton said she "wrestles" with the fact that her gender did influence the results.

Trump and his top aides said before and after the air strikes that the President was deeply moved by photos and video of children being gassed by the Assad government.

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There's no change on the refugee issue, despite the USA attack on Syria. "Cruise missiles alone are not a solution", said Rep. Syrian warplanes have already resumed using the base to launch air strikes on rebel-held areas.

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Discussing Putin, she said: '[He] is somebody who plays the long game - he plays three dimensional chess'.

She said: 'I believed then, that we should've done more at the point.

"The things that come out of some of these men's mouths, like why do we have to cover maternity care? I think there's a lot to do", she answered.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, she said, wanted to destabilise Europe, NATO and the United States and was personally opposed to her after she criticised Russian elections while secretary of state.

"I stand with the people gathered across the country tonight defending our values & our Constitution", she tweeted.

Clinton said she has no intention of another run for public office and said she is writing a book that, in part, delves into what derailed her attempt to become America's first woman president. "I don't think that will ever include running for office again".

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