Hillary Clinton whined that “they were never going to let me be president” on election night in 2016, according to yet another book detailing her failed presidential campaign.
“I knew it. I knew this would happen to me,” a self-pitying Hillary lamented on election night in excerpts from “Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling.” “They were never going to let me be president.”
It’s unclear who the “they” Hillary was whining about in November 2016, since the list of people whose fault it is that she lost has now snowballed to include virtually everyone except herself.
In the book “Chasing Hillary,” New York Times reporter Amy Chozick appears to exult Clinton as a sort of crucified figure who was attacked from all sides (note to Chozick: No, that’s President Donald Trump. He’s attacked from all sides, around the clock).
“No one in modern politics, male or female, has had to withstand more indignities, setbacks and cynicism. She developed protective armor that made the real Hillary Clinton an enigma. But if she was guarded about her feelings and opinions, she believed it was in careful pursuit of a dream for generations of Americans: the election of the country’s first woman president.”
But Choznick also doesn’t pull any punches, writing that former vice president Joe Biden wanted to run for president against Hillary, but was deathly afraid her camp would try to destroy him.
“Biden had confided (off the record) to the White House press corps that he wanted to run, but he added something like, ‘You guys don’t understand these people. The Clintons will try to destroy me.’”
In September 2016, Hillary drew widespread backlash after saying half of Trump’s supporters belonged in a “basket of deplorables” (see video above).
While she backpedaled a bit after realizing you shouldn’t attack prospective voters before election day (after all, some could change their minds at the voting booth), Clinton never wavered in her disdain for all Trump supporters, whom she felt belonged in one of three baskets, according to the new book:
- Basket 1: The Republicans who hated her and would vote Republican no matter who the nominee.
- Basket 2: Voters whose jobs and livelihoods had disappeared, or as Hillary said, ‘who feel that the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them, nobody worries about what happens in their lives and their futures.’
- Basket 3: The Deplorables. This basket includes ‘the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic—you name it.’
In the early stages of the presidential race, Hillary did not view Donald Trump as a threat, so her camp was happy when he started knocking off the GOP nominees one by one. Again, Hillary’s chutzpah is her greatest downfall, because underestimating Trump and the anger many Americans felt toward the Democratic Party was a fatal mistake.
Hillary recently lamented that a bipartisan consensus of politicians and media figures wanted her to go away and “shut up,” saying: “They never said that to any man who was not elected.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) March 30, 2018
But Clinton’s critics point out that the reason why no one ever told “any man” who lost a presidential election to “get off the public stage and shut up” is because no man has ever whined about his election loss for almost two years. Hillary lost the election in 2016. It is now 2018 and she’s still talking about it.
It’s not just Clinton critics who are annoyed with her unending whining and persecution complex. Liberal CNN commentator Van Jones trashed Hillary for wasting a $1 billion dollars on the dumpster fire she called her 2016 presidential campaign.
Jones said: “The Hillary Clinton campaign did not spend their money on white workers, and they did not spend it on people of color. They spent it on themselves, let’s be honest. They took a billion dollars—a billion dollars—and set it on fire, and called it a ‘campaign.’ That wasn’t a campaign!”
— Jack Furnari (@JackBPR) June 11, 2017
You couldn’t beat 1.) a dope-smoking block party organizer, 2.) a dandruff ridden old Commie from Vermont, or 3.) a reality TV host. It’s not “they” who stopped you, Honey Bunny, it’s YOU! #UnelectableHagBag pic.twitter.com/jSknGP78HQ
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) April 21, 2018
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