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.