Hillary Clinton blamed her 2016 presidential election loss to President Trump in part on the fact that she came across as “too serious.”
The View host Meghan McCain said her father, the late Sen. John McCain, also thought she was fun to hang out with on trips. The former Secretary of State said that she thought she overcompensated with her serious side because she wanted Americans to take the first potential woman president seriously.
“I really believed that my job, especially as a woman and the first woman to go as far as I did, that I had to help people feel good about a woman in the Oval Office, a woman commander in chief,” she said. “And, so, I may have over corrected a little bit because sometimes people say, ‘Why can’t you be like that or why weren’t you like that.’ I did feel a heavy sense of responsibility and it was such that, you know, maybe I wasn’t as loose or open as I could have been. I take responsibility for everything I didn’t do as well or my campaign didn’t do as well.”