A top aide to President-elect Donald TrumpDonald TrumpOmar, Muslim Democrats decry Islamophobia amid death threats On The Money — Powell pivots as inflation rises Trump cheers CNN's Cuomo suspension MORE says Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCountering the ongoing Republican delusion Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves Poll: Democracy is under attack, and more violence may be the future MORE should not blame her failed White House run on FBI Director James Comey.
“I think it’s unfortunate for [former] Secretary [of State] Clinton, who is a woman of enormous gifts and talents,” Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday.
“And she should be commended for putting herself out there and running for president twice,” Conway added.
“I just can’t believe it’s always somebody else’s fault. Sometimes you just have to take a look in the mirror and reflect on what went wrong.”
Conway added that Clinton’s campaign simply missed the desires of voters.
“What about the fact that they just got it wrong?” she asked of Clinton’s bid. "What about the fact they weren’t in touch with Americans, and the culture zeitgeist, and what motivates many Americans?
“They misread America. They did not have her in red states. They were pretending they were going to turn red blue. They were pretending.”
Clinton, the Democratic nominee, on Saturday blamed her electoral defeat on Comey during a call with her campaign’s top donors.
“[O]ur analysis is that Comey’s letter raising doubts that were groundless, baseless, proven to be, stopped our momentum,” she said.
Comey sent Congress a letter 11 days before Election Day informing lawmakers the FBI had renewed its probe into Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of State after discovering more emails potentially related to the case on the computer of former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.), the estranged husband of Clinton aide Huma Abedin.