Hillary Clinton appeared to nonetheless as quickly as further reference her non-public 2016 defeat when she penned a writeup for White House chief of employees Ron Klain as one of TIME’s 100 most influential of us of 2021.

“Sometimes the most qualified person gets the job,” she wrote to begin the transient profile, a attainable nod to her loss to former President Trump when she was the Democratic nominee in 2016.

Her supporters generally pointed to her background as secretary of state and a U.S. senator from New York as proof she was the “most qualified” person to ever pursue the presidency, nonetheless Trump nonetheless defeated her.

Clinton has blamed a bunch of parts for her defeat over the years, together with Russia, Facebook, faux info, former FBI Director James Comey, the unfairness of the Electoral College, the Democratic National Committee, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and sexism.

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“This woman is clinically incapable of not making absolutely everything about her,” the Washington Examiner’s Tiana Lowe tweeted.

Clinton went on to reward Klain as completely suited to his place with Biden.

WASHINGTON, USA - JULY 14: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers a speech during a campaign rally at Northern Community College in Annandale, Washington, USA on July 14, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, USA – JULY 14: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton delivers a speech all by way of a promoting and advertising and marketing advertising and marketing marketing campaign rally at Northern Community College in Annandale, Washington, USA on July 14, 2016. (Photo by Samuel Corum/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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“It’s not just that he served as chief to two Vice Presidents, including Joe Biden, or that his success containing Ebola prepared him to tackle COVID-19, or that his deep ties and deft touch on Capitol Hill are helping advance an ambitious economic, equity and climate agenda,” she wrote. “It’s that Ron has one of the coolest heads and quickest minds in politics. That’s why I was so grateful to have him by my side as a candidate for President, and why America is fortunate to have him in this critical job at this critical moment.”

Many of the TIME 100 profiles had been terribly constructive and written by mates or admirers, with Trump one of the notable exceptions. In a bit written by former TIME managing editor Nancy Gibbs, Trump was in distinction unfavorably to Richard Nixon, and sometimes often known as a “menace to the Constitution” who exhibited ruthlessness and bigotry.

In distinction, the left-wing journal showcased glowing writeups for liberal members of the doc resembling President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and New York Times Magazine author Nikole Hannah-Jones.