Beyond outside factors like Russia's potential interference and James Comey's letter to Congress, the book indicates that the Clinton campaign crippled itself by through a combination of unenforced errors, cockiness, and ignoring critical warning signs.
Clinton then was given a consolation call by President Obama; she apologized for the results of the election, saying, "Mr. President, I'm sorry". Golodryga is married to Peter Orszag, who worked for the Clinton administration before going on to become President Barack Obama's budget director. "If you meant that, you should say it". "That is why I am running for president of the United States".
Despite Clinton originally being unwilling to concede with a number of states left to call, Obama was reportedly keen to ensure there was no drawn-out recount and encouraged the Democrat to contact Trump. He urged her to concede defeat.
After Clinton lost to Obama, she wanted to see how her presidential campaign failed and pointed the finger at her staff, according to the book. Huma Abedin handed her the phone.
"I take responsibility for that decision, and I want to be as transparent as possible, which is why I turned over 55,000 pages, why I've turned over my server, why I've agreed to- in fact, been asking to and have finally gotten a date to- testify before a congressional committee in October", Clinton said.
That, according to the book, was the moment that the reality of her defeat hit Clinton.
"So she called me last night on her way home from Peru to remind me to say that Eleanor had talked to her and reminded her that I should say that". "In her ear the whole time, spurring her on to cast blame on others and never admit to anything, was her husband". Were you hoping Clinton would win? As the night wore on and the numbers shifted in Trump's favor, the mood in the Clintons' hotel suite grew bleak.
"She struggled with the question of why Obama hadn't done more to apprise the public that the Russians had gone way beyond what had been reported [in influencing the presidential election]", the authors continue.
Sullivan argued that Clinton ought to tell voters how she really felt.
That discovery came in the midst of Clinton's email scandal.
The 45th president in the Oval Office who works to Make America Great Again, has done more to restore America's safety and sovereignty in his first 100 days in office than Obama did during eight long years. She wasn't ready for this conversation. Hillary wasn't quite ready to put an end to the dream she'd pursued for at least the past decade. "When she'd spoken with Obama just a little bit earlier the outcome of the election wasn't final yet".
She told him she knew she had "let her country down" and that his legacy lay "shattered at Donald Trump's feet". "This was on her".
Parnes and Allen also wrote that on election night, Bill Clinton compared Trump's upset victory to 'Brexit'.
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