Hillary Clinton says she won’t leave Twitter if Trump returns to the platform
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said she won’t leave Twitter if Donald Trump returns to his former business platform, saying her campaign has a responsibility to the country.
“Look, I am not going to answer any more questions, because I’m very tired,” Clinton told reporters aboard her campaign plane on Tuesday, after speaking with reporters about her plans to take office on Friday.
“I am focused on the job that we have to do,” Clinton said. “I am focused on getting the most votes and I am focused on being president, but that’s going to be very hard, and if for no other reason than the fact that he may see the tweets and he may have to do exactly what he says and, you know, I am not going to answer any more questions.”
Clinton also defended her use of a private email address.
“I have my explanation that’s public and it’s been completely transparent,” Clinton said. “I just don’t want to talk about it.”
Speaking to reporters hours ago before boarding her campaign flight, Clinton said she would never take a private email correspondence from her time as secretary of State, something she said she would have done at the time if she had known about it.
“I would never have had an email server and I would never have had an aide who was not working for me who was allowed to set up that server which ended up being hacked and revealed everything,” Clinton said, adding that “I am very comfortable” with using a personal email.
“I’m very comfortable in my ability to control what went onto my private email address which I used because I thought it was really important that I was not in an electronic chain that any one person could reach out to me and ask me things.”
Her campaign has been dogged by allegations that it used a private email address when Secretary of State that was not connected to her state.
Clinton’s campaign, however, has repeatedly said her private email used by her during the government has been “cleared up with the State Department’s security protocols.” She even told ABC News before the election that the email system she used was not