In an interview published on Sunday, former Democrats Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said, Britons who supported Brexit in last year’s referendum on European Union (EU) membership “voted against modern Britain”.
The former U.S. First Lady and Secretary of State told The Sunday Times, “They voted against modern Britain and the EU, believing that somehow this would be good for their small village. It made no sense… The same thing played out in my race, but I didn’t think we were so vulnerable. But it turned out we were wrong — in part because the Russians played a much bigger role.”
Clinton, who has not taken her defeat to Trump in the last election lightly, blames all sides for her woes, and equally told The Times that in hindsight Brexit “should have been a bigger alarm” for her own campaign.
Meanwhile, American intelligence agencies have given little credence to Clinton’s assertions of Russia’s contribution to her defeat by concluding that Russian President Vladimir Putin initially wanted to impugn Clinton’s chances of becoming the President. Russia has repeatedly denied any meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.