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Hillary Clinton says everyone who tells her this is being sexist

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Hillary Clinton told an audience at Rutgers Thursday that those who were telling her to "go away" would never say that to a male politician who lost a presidential election, implying the source of the criticism was sexist bigotry. (Image Source: YouTube screenshot)

Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decried what she saw as sexist remarks from many who were telling her to "go away" after her shocking loss to Donald Trump in the 2016 election.

Here's what she said

Clinton made the comments before an audience at Rutgers University Thursday.

"I was really struck how people said that to me, you know, mostly people in the press for whatever reason, you know, 'go away go away,'" she told the audience of about 5,000.

"And I had one of the young people who works for me go back and a bit of research. They never said that to any man who was not elected," she added, implying that the criticism was coming from a sexist sentiment.

The White House disagreed with her assertion through Kellyanne Conway, counselor to the president and formerly his campaign manager.

"She's wrong comparing herself to those male candidates, Republican and Democratic, who lost presidential elections as well," Conway said. "They were much more gracious about it."

Here's the video of Clinton's comments:

Clinton also spoke about some of the comments she regretted making during the campaign. "In the heat of battle and political back and forth," she said. "I've said things that you know I would like to take back."

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