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Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton takes part in the Women for Women International Luncheon in New York City, May 2, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton took responsibility for her loss to President Donald Trump in the 2016 election as she spoke at a Women for Women International event in New York, Tuesday, but added that there were more factors that contributed to the failure of her campaign.

“If the election had been on October 27, I would be your president,” she said at the event, hours before she took on Trump’s administration again at a Planned Parenthood event where she called out “groups of men” in Washington D.C. for interfering in women’s health protections.

“I take absolute personal responsibility. I was the candidate, I was the person who was on the ballot. I am very aware of the challenges, the problems, the shortfalls that we had,” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.

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However, she went on to add that she was “on the way to winning until a combination of Jim Comey's letter on October 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me and got scared off.”

Other than the leaked emails and the FBI director Comey’s letter days before the election that announced that the bureau was reopening its probe into Clinton’s use of a private email server, the former secretary of state also said a part of the loss was a result of misogyny. She said, “Yes, I do think it played a role. I think other things did as well.”

President Trump did not take long to respond to Clinton’s statement, just as Amanpour had said, jokingly, during the event. Trump tweeted that Comey was the “best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton.”

“Fine. Better than the interfering in foreign affairs,” Clinton said at the event, when Amanpour cracked the joke about Twitter. “If he wants to tweet about me than I am happy to be the diversion because we have lot of things to worry about. He should worry less about the election and my winning the popular vote than doing some other things that would be important for the country.”

Clinton had mentioned previously that she won over three million more votes than Trump.

Following the election, Clinton has maintained a relatively low profile but at the event Tuesday, she said, “I am now back to being an activist citizen and part of the resistance.”

At the 100th anniversary gala honoring Planned Parenthood later in the day, she launched a scathing attack at the Trump administration over its handling of women’s health issues. She said, “As we speak, politicians in Washington are still doing everything they can to roll back the rights and progress we've fought so hard for over the last century.”

Referring to a recent photo that showed Vice President Mike Pence during a meeting with over a dozen men from the House Freedom Caucus, she added, “I mean, could you believe those the photos of groups of men around that conference table deciding to strip away coverage for pregnancy and maternity care?”