Hillary Clinton’s new memoir is opening old wounds throughout the Democratic party, with former aides and surrogates wishing the doomed Presidential nominee would just “shut up” and “go away” before she inflicts even more damage.
As excerpts from “What Happened” begin to surface on social media, it’s becoming increasingly clear the former Secretary of State is using the book to settle old scores; calling out Bernie Sanders for “paving the way” for Donald Trump, Barack Obama for putting her in a “straitjacket,” and Joe Biden for criticizing her lack of a central unifying vision.
Hillary’s attacks are not being well received within the party as many are still struggling to come to terms with Clinton’s stunning defeat last fall.
“The best thing she could do is disappear,” a former Clinton surrogate told the Hill. “She’s doing harm to all of us because of her own selfishness. Honestly, I wish she’d just shut the f*** up and go away.”
“None of this is good for the party,” said a former Obama staffer. “It’s the Hillary Show, 100 percent. A lot of us are scratching our heads and wondering what she’s trying to do. It’s certainly not helpful.”
Hillary has routinely blamed outside sources for her surprising defeat to Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election; including Russian interference, Bernie Sanders, the Democratic National Committee, the FBI, sexism, and more.
h/t the Hill