The 2016 elections are over and Donald Trump is president, why is Hillary Clinton still making public appearances and talking to the masses?
Or, as Ruth Mandel, director of the Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics, Clinton on Thursday presented Rutgers in Piscataway, why are people still talking when "people say, get off the stage and shut up"?
The response of the former foreign minister was direct:
"They did not say that to a man who was not elected." 19659002] Clinton, who lost her White House to Trump, then rattled off a list of recent presidential candidates whose campaigns they could not bring to the White House, and did not disappear: Al Gore, John Kerry, John McCain and Mitt Romney
Hillary Clinton is back in NJ
"He is running for the Senate!" Clinton called for the nomination of Romney, the two-time Republican presidential candidate from.
More than 5,000 people grabbed the ground and face Rutgers Athletic Center for Clinton's hours-long question-and-answer with Mandel. The talk was about politics and women in politics.
And the question that Mandel had asked was "leave the stage and shut up," said the Democrat, the first major party spokeswoman she'd often heard since her electoral victory.
"It started after the elections and the election was pretty traumatic," Clinton said, laughing.
"I think there were a lot of people who said," Oh my god, I do not want to think about it, I do not want to hear about it. That's how I felt. I have made many long walks in the forest. "She continued to laugh.
" I drank my share of Chardonnay, "she said to applause and more laughter.
But then she became serious, describing the double standard against her.
" I really was Impressed how people said that to me, "Clinton said.
And then she assured the worshiping crowd that she would stay in the public domain.
" I'm really anxious to say and do what I am can to have a voice in the debate, "said Clinton.
She added," You will not be surprised if I can say that I have reservations
Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics hosted the sold-out event ,
Clinton also talked about what it's like to be a woman in an elected office (women need to "engage" despite how difficult it is to criticize things, male counterparts take no heat for, she said), Russian Interference in the election ("We are not anywhere near and" I think that the future of politics in the country (I'm basically optimistic and hopeful).
Rutgers will pay Clinton $ 25,000 from a foundation, but none Money from tuition or state aid, according to the University. [1