Hillary Clinton Apologized to Obama after Election Loss
- Author: Desiree Holland Apr 19, 2017,
Apr 19, 2017, 1:50
And he would talk about how then-Republican nominee Donald Trump was wrong about climate change and the economy.
"He couldn't understand what possessed Hillary to set up the private e-mail server, and her handling of the scandal - obfuscate, deny, and evade - amounted to political malpractice", Amie Parnes and Jonathan Allen reported in 'Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign'.
"The Russian stuff has bothered her a lot", one of her top aides reportedly told the authors.
She told Trump that she was committed to country's success and "that means your success as president". And you made a case that all these people's rights and safety are in danger-if you meant that, you should say it.' 'It's not my job anymore to do this, ' she said, her voice growing more forceful.
At that point, Obama himself called directly to Clinton.
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. He urged her to concede defeat.
"You need to concede", Obama told Clinton, later relaying the same order to her campaign chairman John Podesta, the book claims.More news: BP finally caps leaking oil well on Alaska's North Slope
The book says a second previously undisclosed phone conversation with Mr Obama "crystallized everything for Hillary".
"It's the president", Abedin said. If the controversies and corruption memes came to define her, they write, it was largely because she never managed to define herself. And she had let her country down.
Hillary Clinton had to eat humble pie twice on election night. But over the night, as results from the key swing states were released, the truth dawned gradually on the Clinton campaign that loss was inevitable. The Post reports, "President Barack Obama thought it was over and did not want a messy recount". In these communications, the Clinton campaign shared a script they wanted the senator to record for a campaign commercial.
Clinton eventually did apologize to the public in August 2015, six months after the server issue was first brought to light.
The call from Obama, according to the book, "crystallized everything for Hillary".
"Mr. President", she reportedly said on the phone election night. "Sources in the book talk about her inability to go out, and unwillingness to go out and try to persuade people". She ultimately persuaded by the constant pressure by Obama to finally admit she lost.
"Now, though, with the President placing a consolation call, the reality and dimensions of her defeat hit her all at once".