Hillary Clinton Called Obama To Apologize For Election Loss To Trump
According to WashingtonPost, her new book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign, Clinton details the difficult day that her political dreams crumbled. She reveals the advice she got from President Obama:
Shortly after 11:00 p.m., after Wisconsin was called by Fox News, Allen and Parnes report that the campaign fielded a series of calls from the White House pushing Hillary Clinton to concede, even though the margins in many states were extraordinarily close. President Barack Obama thought it was over and did not want a messy recount.
First came a call from White House political director David Simas to Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook. “POTUS doesn’t think it’s wise to drag this out,” Simas said.
But Clinton was dragging it out.
So then she got a call from POTUS. “You need to concede,” urged Obama, who repeated the message in a follow-up call to Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.
As difficult as those calls might have been to take, the next one she made had to be the “Ether”:
At last, Clinton said, “Give me the phone.” And then the first woman who was going to be president got her opponent on the line and said two words she never expected to say: “Congratulations, Donald.”
Moments later, Obama was back on the phone, this time making a consolation call. “Mr. President,” Clinton said softly. “I’m sorry.”
Regardless of what you think of Hillary, you gotta admit this book will probably be fascinating.
Would you read it?
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