The 2016 President Election was one of the most surprising election results in modern history, but for Hillary Clinton it was unimaginable.
A new book by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, Shattered exposes details of the disaster that was the Hillary Clinton campaign and has juicy details from inside the Hillary camp the evening she lost the election.
According to the book, as it became clear that Hillary would lose the election Bill Clinton started to become enraged and Hillary Clinton was destroyed.
From The Washington Post:
Shortly after 11:00 p.m., after Wisconsin was called by Fox News, Allen and Parnes report that the campaign fielded a series of calls from the White House pushing Hillary Clinton to concede, even though the margins in many states were extraordinarily close. President Barack Obama thought it was over and did not want a messy recount.
First came a call from White House political director David Simas to Clinton’s campaign manager, Robby Mook. “POTUS doesn’t think it’s wise to drag this out,” Simas said.
But Clinton was dragging it out.
So then she got a call from POTUS. “You need to concede,” urged Obama, who repeated the message in a follow-up call to Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta.
At last, Clinton said, “Give me the phone.” And then the first woman who was going to be president got her opponent on the line and said two words she never expected to say: “Congratulations, Donald.”
Moments later, Obama was back on the phone, this time making a consolation call. “Mr. President,” Clinton said softly. “I’m sorry.”