Hillary Clinton did not handle losing the election well.
But who did she blame?
A new book reveals her outrageous meltdown after she learned of her defeat to Trump.
In Jonathan Allen’s and Amie Parnes’ book, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign”, the authors reveal that Clinton refused to blame herself, and blamed her staff for the campaign’s miscues instead.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Bill and Hillary Clinton made no secret of the fact they blame campaign staffers for her defeat in the presidential election, according to a new book about her failed bid.
“She was visibly, unflinchingly pissed off at us as a group,” an unnamed staffer said in the book, according to an excerpt obtained by The Hill. “And she let us know she felt that way.”
The book reveals the former secretary of state was full of excuses for why she faired poorly against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary and President Donald Trump in the general election. Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes co-authored the book, titled “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.”
Reportedly furious after a dismal showing in the primaries, Clinton manufactured multiple reasons for her performance. She blamed her former campaign director Robby Mook for not selecting the right travel stops and for spending heavily in the wrong areas.”
Clinton has made multiple excuses for losing the election.
She has blamed the Russians, FBI Director James Comey, and a supposed sexist electorate for why she came up short.
But authors point out she never points the blame at the one person who had ultimate control over the campaign: Hillary Clinton herself.
The Daily Caller also reports:
“The book also claims Clinton blamed top staffers for poor polling that hid Sanders’ true performance. She blamed Mook for the campaign’s focus on minority communities instead of the white base that supported her against former President Barack Obama in 2008.
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“Neither Clinton could accept the simple fact that Hillary had hamstrung her own campaign and dealt the most serious blow to her own presidential aspirations,” the authors wrote.
“The underlying truth — the one that many didn’t want to admit to themselves — was the person ultimately responsible for these decisions, the one whose name was on the ticket, hadn’t corrected these problems, all of which had been brought to her attention before primary day. She’d stuck with the plan, and it had cost her,” Allen and Parnes concluded.”
Hillary Clinton is used to avoiding responsibility.
Former Clinton administration staffer and current political pundit Kirsten Powers said Clinton has never accepted responsibility for setbacks, and that casting blame is unhelpful to Democrats.
Real Clear Politics reports her saying:
“Never in this equation is Hillary Clinton to blame for anything, and she was, after all, the candidate. There were outside forces that were affecting the campaign, no question, but there were a lot of things, I think related to her candidacy that were problematic. And I don’t think this helps Democrats, frankly, to be looking back at this. I think people want to move on and not seem like sour grapes. It makes the audience she was talking to happy. This was Women in the World, very liberal women, and I think it makes the base happy, but I don’t think it’s helpful overall.”
The Democrats lost in 2016 because the voters rejected the party’s support for political correctness, open borders, social justice, and globalism.
Republicans are thrilled that the party – led by Hillary Clinton – refuses to accept this reality and instead casts blame on boogey men like WikiLeaks, the Russians, or the FBI.