Hillary Clinton Called for Strikes on Syrian Airfields Shortly Before Trump's Announcement

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The former U.S. Secretary of State also acknowledged her shortcomings in dealing with the Syrian leader.

Clinton was greeted with a warm welcome at the Women in the World Summit in NY, according to AFP, receiving a standing ovation from the crowd.

She took the opportunity, speaking in front of a sold out crowd, to comment on recent events in Syria. "The aftermath of the election was so devastating and everything that has come to light in the days and weeks since have been all so troubling".

"I didn't fully understand how impactful that was", she said. "As an American, I'm pretty anxious", she said.

But one moment of dysfunction for the Republican Party was an exception: The GOP's failure to take a vote on a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare. "And health care is complicated right?" she added, referencing a tweet from Trump.

She pointed out that the perception of a likeable woman is different from that of men. "That was somewhat gratifying".

The U.S. fired Tomahawk missiles early Friday morning Syria time, unloading the barrage on the airfield from which Assad is believed to have launched a chemical attack earlier this week, which killed and sickened civilians.

The lingering disappointment among her supporters in the room was clear. "It was so obvious", Clinton said. "By the time they finished with me, I was Typhoid Mary".

Clinton did not shy away from criticizing the president and his policies.

During her time onstage, Clinton also talked about the role misogyny played in her loss and career, encouraging young women to seek political office, but advised, "Toughen your skin".

One person Clinton singled out in that speech: Sean Spicer.

Clinton hoped that the White House moves forward with a broader strategy and consistent with American values. In remarks at Georgetown University, she blasted the President's budget blueprint, which proposed deep domestic spending cuts and reductions in foreign aid.

While the vastly experienced Clinton won the popular vote, she lost the electoral college to the businessman who had never previously held public office, upending the world and the United States political establishment. She reiterated that position in an event in NY on Thursday just hours before the airstrikes began.

"I am looking at doing interesting things. But then the Comey letter coming as it did, just 10 days before the election really raised questions in a lot of people", said a disappointed Hillary Clinton. "I have no plans".