Wendy Sherman: Clinton Lost, in Part, Because Obama Is Black

‘It was pretty hard to elect a woman after you’ve elected the first African-American president’

MSNBC Contributor: Clinton Lost, In Part, Because Obama Is Black (NTK Network)

Former acting United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman on Tuesday suggested that one reason Hillary Clinton lost in November was because Barack Obama was the first African-American President.

“There is no doubt that we just had eight years of an African-American president,” Sherman told the Aspen Ideas Festival audience, adding that that fact is a factor “in all that we are experiencing today.”

“When we make a social change, when we make a decision to do something we have never done before, we then take two steps backwards at least,” she said.

Video files
Audio files
Similar stories
Sen. Ted Cruz Announces He Will Put Holds on Biden Nominees Wendy Sherman and Brian McKeon
Trump Jr: My Father’s Rise ‘Largely in Part Because of the Tone’
MSNBC Guest: GOP Wants to Repeal ACA Because Obama Is Black
Tavis Smiley: ‘Great Presidents Aren’t Born, Great Presidents Are Made’
Coons: Le Pen Lost in Part Because She Just as ‘Poisonous’ in the Debates