Bi­den sug­gests Hil­lary Clin­ton never knew why she was run­ning

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dave Boyer

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.

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