In the days since her shocking defeat in the 2016 presidential election, Hillary Clinton has struggled to keep her political identity in check.
Her political brand, once touted as one that could inspire millions of people, has been tarnished by allegations of corruption and the revelations of a decades-long affair with the former U.S. President, who has since apologized.
As the 2016 election cycle winds down, the Democratic nominee is still trying to find a way to reconnect with a largely Democratic audience, and to do so without alienating those who voted for her.
The New York Times’ Jeffrey Goldberg, author of The Unbreakable Miss Lovely: My Journey with the First Woman to Win the White House, is among those who have criticized the former secretary of state for failing to appeal to an American public that was disgusted by Trump.
Goldberg is one of many critics who have argued that Clinton’s inability to connect with the Democratic base, particularly women, was a major factor in her defeat, as the former first lady was accused of “birtherism” by some in the party.
The issue was a flashpoint for many Republicans in the presidential campaign.
While Clinton was eventually able to overcome her initial backlash by running as the party’s nominee, many of her supporters have long suspected that she had a plan to undermine their candidate and take the GOP nomination from Trump.
During her time in the White, Clinton has also faced allegations of lying about her health and a variety of other ethical and legal issues.
The 2016 election was the first to be held under the Trump administration, which was seen as hostile to civil liberties, free speech and women’s rights.
Despite Clinton’s campaign promise to support the GOP nominee, Trump was unable to win the election, but he did secure the presidency in the process.
The new Republican administration, however, has begun to bring new scrutiny to some of Clinton’s policies, including the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which has become an especially controversial issue for many of the country’s women.
The law, which Clinton supported, is credited with providing millions of Americans with access to health care, and it was her first major policy initiative after leaving the White Senate in 2017.
While the new administration has taken a cautious approach to implementing the law, it is likely to continue to use the law to further the agenda of President Donald Trump.
According to an analysis by the Associated Press, the ACA has been used to deny women access to birth control and abortions and has been the driving force behind Trump’s anti-choice agenda.
According the AP, women in the country have made up more than 50 percent of the people who have been denied access to coverage under the law.
As Trump’s presidency continues, Clinton is facing a number of other challenges.
On Friday, the former Secretary of State took the stage at the first Republican presidential debate to announce she would not be attending, saying she was “disappointed” by the tone and tone of the debate.
“I want to reiterate that this is not a debate about the election,” Clinton said.
“This is not about the issues that have been raised in this campaign.
This is not even a debate that’s about who should or should not be the next commander in chief.”
Clinton is the first woman to be a Republican nominee in the modern history of the GOP, and the first major female presidential nominee in history to refuse to appear on stage during a presidential debate.
In an interview with CNN, Goldberg criticized Clinton for her refusal to debate, calling it a sign of a “sad, sad, sad time in American politics.”
Goldberg wrote that while Clinton’s loss was a devastating blow, it was not a major one for her campaign or the Democratic Party, and argued that she could still be successful in the future.
Goldberg wrote: If you want to be an effective candidate in 2020, you can’t win on the issues you’ve never won on before.
If you don’t want to make that mistake again, you need to be willing to say you’ll never make that same mistake again.
Goldberg added that if Clinton were to run again, it would be because she “wants to be the president, and if the Democrats want to have her back, they should do that.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.