A new tell-all memoir outlining the doomed presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton is hitting bookshelves this week; highlighting the twice-failed candidate’s initial reaction after hearing she would lose to Donald Trump.
The new book, Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, sheds stunning new light on Clinton’s immediate response upon learning of Trump’s inevitable path to victory.
“After the convention, donors asked Brooklyn what they planned to do to pull Hillary’s trust numbers out of the toilet. The answer was always the same: nothing. Podesta would explain ‘I remember no one trusted Bill Clinton and he won twice,” writes reporter Amy Chozick.
“Of all the Brooklyn aides, Jen Palmieri had the most pleasant bedside manner,” Chozick adds. “That made her the designated deliverer of bad news to Hillary. But not this time. She told Robby there was no way she was going to tell Hillary she couldn’t win.”
“That’s when Robby, drained and deflated, watching the results with his team in a room down the hall from Hillary’s suite, labored into the hallway of the Peninsula to break the news,” she writes. “Hillary didn’t seem all that surprised. ‘I knew it. I knew this would happen to me….’ Hillary said, now within a couple of inches of his face. ‘They were never going to let me be president.’”
Read the full excerpt here.
ANOTHER EXCUSE: Politico Blames Hillary's ELECTION DISASTER On... Local Newspapers?
Online magazine Politico achieved the impossible this weekend, finding a completely new excuse for Hillary Clinton’s surprise defeat to Donald Trump in November 2016; this time blaming “newspaper subscriptions” for the electoral landslide.
Politico published an article Sunday titled, “Trump thrives in areas that lack traditional news outlets,” suggesting the President was able to “Swamp Clinton” in areas that had low subscription rates to local newspapers.
The data suggests those voters relied on national news outlets and social media for information instead of more traditional media outlets such as newspapers and local television reports.
“President Donald Trump’s attacks on the mainstream media may be rooted in statistical reality: An extensive review of subscription data and election results shows that Trump outperformed the previous Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, in counties with the lowest numbers of news subscribers, but didn’t do nearly as well in areas with heavier circulation,” writes the author.
“The results show a clear correlation between low subscription rates and Trump’s success in the 2016 election, both against Hillary Clinton and when compared to Romney in 2012,” adds the article.
Read the full report here.
CLINTON DELUSION: Hillary Blames SOCIAL MEDIA for 2016 Election Disaster
Twice-failed presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton found yet another excuse for her dramatic defeat to Donald Trump in 2016; this time blaming “social media platforms” for her electoral disaster over one year ago.
The former Secretary of State issued her ironic warning on “social media platform” Twitter, saying “We should all care about how social media platforms play a part in our democratic process.”
“Because unless it’s addressed it will happen again. The midterms are in 8 months. We owe it to our democracy to get this right, and fast,” she added.
We should all care about how social media platforms play a part in our democratic process. Because unless it’s addressed it will happen again. The midterms are in 8 months. We owe it to our democracy to get this right, and fast. https://t.co/aM3pRrZW4J
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) February 27, 2018
Clinton’s warning comes as the GOP and President Trump enjoy high approval ratings heading into the 2018 midterm elections; erasing Democratic gains after the ‘Schumer Shutdown’ and the widely popular Republican-sponsored tax cuts.