Hillary Clinton congratulated Emmanuel Macron on winning the French presidential election on Sunday, and used the opportunity to take a swipe at the media.
“Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world. Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can’t talk about that),” Clinton said on Twitter Sunday.
Victory for Macron, for France, the EU, & the world.
Defeat to those interfering w/democracy. (But the media says I can't talk about that)
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 7, 2017
Clinton was trying to fight back against some media criticism for her comments last week in which she said that she would be president if it wasn’t for FBI Director James Comey, Russian hackers and a few other things to boot.
Those excuses fell flat with former Obama senior adviser and current CNN senior political commentator David Axelrod.
“Jim Comey didn’t tell her not to campaign in Wisconsin after the convention,” he said on CNN’s New Day. “Jim Comey didn’t say, ‘Don’t put any resources into Michigan until the final week of the campaign.’ One of the things that hindered her in the campaign was a sense that she never fully was willing to take responsibility for her mistakes, particularly that server.”
Even though Clinton said that she takes personal responsibility for losing the election, it’s clear that she didn’t mean it, based on her long list of excuses.