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MADELEINE MORRIS: In the end, despite her massive election machine and perhaps partly because of it, Hillary Clinton couldn't make history.

NEWS REPORTER: You look at the national popular vote, Donald Trump has now taken the lead.

MADELEINE MORRIS: As the first major party female presidential candidate, gender was always going to be an issue. But the campaign turned to a level of nasty few people were expecting.

DONALD TRUMP: Such a nasty woman.

ANNE SUMMERS, AUTHOR AND COMMENTATOR: People wearing T-shirts, with the words that I can't say on television. People wearing T-shirts saying "I wish Hillary had married OJ". There's a level of sexual aggression combined with violence or potential violence that we hadn't seen before.

MADELEINE MORRIS: Donald Trump's own treatment of women became a central theme for Clinton.

HILLARY CLINTON: He calls women pigs. Rates bodies on a scale from one to 10.

ALICIA MACHADO, FORMER MISS UNIVERSE: He just judges us on our looks. He thinks he can do whatever he wants. No Trump!

MADELEINE MORRIS: But while her natural support base, older women, turned out in droves, their daughters weren't so convinced despite Clinton's deliberate pro-women tactics.

HILLARY CLINTON: Mr Trump accused me of playing the "woman card". Well, if fighting for women's health care and paid family leave and equal pay is playing the woman card, then deal me in!

JAY NEWTOWN-SMALL, WASHINGTON CORRESPONDENT, TIME.COM: There are a lot of women who really did work incredibly hard to back her this time around but younger women didn't and that's really where he fell short. She never really made the case with millennial women.

MADELEINE MORRIS: This is the Democrats abroad party in Melbourne. The mood despite the drinks is pretty disconsolate. People here just cannot believe what they're seeing.

DEMOCRATS SUPPORTER: It's just absolutely - it's devastating.

DEMOCRATS SUPPORTER: I think a lot of Americans are afraid of Hillary. She's too intelligent for them. She's too sharp.

DEMOCRATS SUPPORTER: Because he's a male, people are still voting for him compared to Hillary. Hillary that is stronger credentials. She's served the US government in many roles.

MADELEINE MORRIS: But that was the problem. That was part of the problem.


DEMOCRATS SUPPORTER: At least she's a politician.

DEMOCRATS SUPPORTER: Yeah, she's experienced.

BARACK OBAMA: There has never been a man or a woman not me, not Bill, nobody, more qualified than Hillary Clinton to serve as President of the United States of America.

MADELEINE MORRIS: Experience morphed into perceptions of elitism, not helped by Clinton herself.

HILLARY CLINTON: You can put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it.

TRUMP SUPPORTER: We're the silent majority, the deplorables and we're showing up to vote for Trump.

TRUMP SUPPORTER: Make America great again.

JAY NEWTOWN-SMALL: She hasn't actually been a woman struggling to make ends meet kind of person. In a very, very long time. And so it made her very out of touch with the electorate and that's what hurt her with the emails so much.

NEWS REPORTER: Hillary Clinton under fire over emails. A new firestorm over Clinton using a private email account.
Hillary's email trail.

MADELEINE MORRIS: Clinton's use of a private email server during her Secretary of State years dogged her throughout the campaign.

JAY NEWTOWN-SMALL: It was the idea that she felt she could play by different rules than everybody else in the administration or different rules than anyone else on the planet really and that somehow she was exempt because she was this Washington insider, because she was above everything.

MADELEINE MORRIS: Ultimately Hillary Clinton was fighting against an electorate sick of the business as usual politics that she represents.

Now she may have made history as the first female major party presidential candidate but ultimately the disenfranchised white-working class of America had found their man and they had enough voters to put him in his first ever elected office.

NEWS REPORTER: Donald Trump will be the 45th President of the United States.

BOB CARR, FORMER FOREIGN MINISTER: An authoritarian demagogue, he became the perfect voice for white nationalism. He became the human Molotov cocktail that an aggrieved population was able to hurl at Washington.

MADELEINE MORRIS: For this political survivor, this will likely be the last race.

JAY NEWTOWN-SMALL: I think this is the kind of thing where she kind of calls it a day. I can't see her ever running again.