Biden suggests Hillary Clinton never knew why she was running
Vice President Joseph R. Biden said Thursday that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election because she never knew why she was running, and she felt a “burden” to become the first woman president.
“I don’t think she ever really figured it out,” Mr. Biden told the Los Angeles Times in an interview published Thursday. “By the way, I think it was really hard for her to decide to run.”
Mr. Biden also accused Presidentelect Donald Trump of playing to voters’ prejudices during the campaign.
As the first female major party nominee, Mr. Biden said, Mrs. Clinton felt she was carrying an enormous weight on her shoulders for all women. “She thought she had no choice but to run,” he said. “I think it was a real burden on her.”
The vice president, 74, considered challenging Mrs. Clinton for the Democratic nomination but decided not to do so in the wake of the 2015 death of his son, Beau, from brain cancer.