Hillary Clinton says misogyny "played a role" in her incredible election defeat

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Hillary Clinton speaks to the Children's Defense Fund in Washington, U.S., November 16, 2016.

Speaking at a women's empowerment event this week, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton said that misogyny "played a role" in her election defeat to rival Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton pauses as she addresses her staff and supporters about the results of the U.S. election at a hotel in the Manhattan borough of NY, U.S., November 9, 2016.

During her tenure at the State Department and her presidential campaign, Clinton, 69, advocated for more aggressive action to deter Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and said the U.S. should implement a no-fly zone, the CBS News reported.

"I hope this administration will move forward in a way that is most strategic and consistent with our values, and I also hope that they will recognize that we can not in breath speak of protecting Syrian babies and in the next close America's borders". "As I said yesterday afternoon, it is essential that the world does more to deter [Syrian President Bashar Hafez al-Assad] from committing future murderous atrocities".

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But that one would have condemned the USA missile strikes ordered by President Donald Trump in response to the chemical attack. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov blasted U.S. claims that it has "irrefutable evidence" of election interference.

Trump ordered the strike Thursday night in response to a deadly chemical attack US officials have blamed on the Syrian military. Clinton is expected to address more than 2,400 people. And while a lot of the people who agreed with Trump the candidate are confused and concerned by the attack, Democrat hawks are thrilled, this being a war they'd wanted for a long time.

Two and a half months after the inauguration, President Trump attacked Syria last night, firing 59 Tomahawk missiles at them.

She also took digs at United States and Russian presidents Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin.

"By the time they finished with me, I was Typhoid Mary", said Clinton.

"I think in this election there was a very real struggle between what is viewed as change that is welcomed and exciting to so many Americans and change which is worrisome and threatening to so many others", Clinton said.