"Assad has an air force, and that air force is the cause of most of these civilian deaths as we have seen over the years and as we saw again in the last few days", said Clinton at a "Women in the World" summit in New York City.
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.
Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reacted Friday to the U.S. strike on Syria, saying the USA needs a long-term plan to stop future attacks on civilians by the regime of President Bashar al-Assad.
Clinton also said that she hoped America will finally get to move on to positive developments, but the way things are going, it will take some time before that happens.
The remarks, at a political event in Texas, come as Clinton reemerges on the political scene months after losing the 2016 presidential election to Trump, who authorized airstrikes in Syria on Thursday after blaming Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for a chemical attack in a rebel-controlled town in the war-torn country.
She said: "He is absolutely a prisoner of his family's expectations, his dead father's looming presence and his delusion, that I believe he now probably could pass a lie detector about, that everyone who opposes him is a terrorist. And I just refused to do that - and that infuriated everyone", Clinton said in the interview, conducted by New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.
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"As a person, I'm ok". I think there's something to be said for that. "I think there's a lot to do", she answered.
She also revealed that she is now writing a book on the reasons for her electoral defeat.
And she blames woman-hatred for her loss? According to Clinton, Russian President, Vladimir V. Putin, ordered the hacks and was aided by social media bots and online trolls.
She said the Russian leader is "not very fond" of strong women but was reluctant to personally attack her former opponent, Donald Trump. The former senator also indicated that she plans to now work to encourage young women to follow their dreams by running for office.
"I think we should have been more willing to confront Assad", Ms Clinton said in the interview.