Her subsequent comments about President Trump were also incredibly revealing about her attitude towards him as well as enlightening about why she feels she can not stop working for the American people.
After an unexpected loss, she admits that she hadn't prepared for this scenario.
Clinton also writes in her book that she blames the electorate for biting the bait of Trump during the campaign, which she describes as a "reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans' anger and resentment", instead of embracing her more traditional campaign.
Clinton went on to discuss what it was like on election night for her and what it felt like to realize that she was, in fact, going to lose.
Host Jane Pauley responded, "What you're saying is millions of white people?" to which Clinton confirmed, "millions of white people, yeah". And so there I was, on the platform, you know, feeling like an out-of-body experience.
She continued: "Because frankly, we thought - and I still believe - he's a clear and present danger to America". Clinton believes Russian Federation manipulated the outcome of the election by either colluding with the Trump campaign or through a misinformation campaign perpetrated through WikiLeaks. But "unlike either my primary opponent [or] my general election opponent", she said, "I would have been hammered all the time". She said that she was responsible for everything as her name was on the ballot.
Trump later fired Comey.
Clinton does plan to stay involved in national politics, just not as an "active politician" who may launch a campaign.
Robert Mueller, the FBI's special counsel, is deep into a multipronged investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Kremlin during the United States election. Forty-four percent said the former secretary of state lost past year because of the "weakness of her candidacy, while 40 percent believed Clinton lost due to "outside factors". "But I would think that he's well-versed on what happened".
Clinton, during that interview, also took swipes at Trump's record since taking office, calling his inaugural address "a cry from the white-nationalist gut."
"If I had been elected and this had come to light ..."
This book cover image released by Simon & Schuster shows "What Happened", by Hillary Rodham Clinton. And when asked later, he goes, 'Well, it was too close to the election.' Now, help me make sense of that. The 512-page tome offers several explanations for her loss to Donald Trump.