Hillary Clinton’s memoir reveals her frustration at new targets including NBC’s Matt Lauer and Bernie Sanders.
In her new memoir titled, “What Happened,” Clinton blames everyone but herself for her stunning loss to Donald Trump last November.
She blamed Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders for entering the presidential race to disrupt the Democratic Party.
“He didn’t get into the race to make sure a Democrat won the White House, he got in to disrupt the Democratic Party,” she says of Sanders, who ran as an Independent.
And she vented her frustration at the anti-Trump women’s march on Washington, DC for protesting after the election, not before.
“I couldn’t help but ask where those feelings of solidarity, outrage and passion had been during the election, she said.
Clinton blamed Today Show host Matt Lauer for focusing on her email scandal during a presidential forum, conducted on the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York last September.
“Lauer had turned what should have been a serious discussion into a pointless ambush,” she wrote.
Clinton says former President Barack Obama, who campaigned tirelessly for Clinton, “assured” her she would win the 2016 election.
“You’ve got this. I’m so proud of you,” Obama told her on election night. But hours later, he urged her to concede defeat to Trump.
Clinton writes that Obama didn’t want her to drag out the angry and prolonged campaign. But Clinton delayed following Obama’s advice. She sent her campaign chair John Podesta to address her supporters waiting at the glass-walled Javits Center in Manhattan.
She finally did concede defeat to Trump in a phone call at 2 a.m.
It was “without a doubt one of the strangest moments of my life,” she recalled.
Clinton says she was “numb” and shocked after Trump won. “I drank my share of chardonnay.”
“What Happened” is set for release on September 12. Clinton’s last book release, ‘Hard Choices’, which detailed her time as Obama’s Secretary of State, failed to make back the $14 million advance the publishers paid her.
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