Bill Clinton gave a quick interview to his local newspaper and he didn’t hold back.
The former president told reporters in Katonah, New York, that Donald Trump “doesn’t know much,” but that he does know “how to get angry, white men to vote for him.”
The Record-Review writes that Clinton said he believes FBI Director James Comey “cost Hillary Clinton the election” when he, just two weeks before the election, publicly announced the agency was examining new evidence in her private email server case.
When asked about Russian cyberattacks damaging her changes to win, he said, “you would need to have a single-digit IQ not to recognize what was going on.”
Clinton confirmed that he received a phone call from Trump the day after the election and that Trump was very cordial, “like it was 15 years ago” when he was friendly with the Clintons and would socialize with them. Clinton said Trump told him that Hillary Clinton “was tougher than I thought she’d be.”
He also scoffed at Trump’s claim that his win represented a “landslide” victory, despite the fact that he lost the popular vote. “Landslide? I got something like 370 electoral votes,” Clinton said, correctly recalling his 1992 total. “That was a landslide.”
The interview was with a small paper, and the interview isn’t online, only in print.