Remember when Hillary Clinton and her arrogant campaign staff popped open a bottle of champagne to celebrate their victory, only to find out hours later that she had been upset by a newly elected President Donald Trump?
The then-Democratic nominee was so emotionally devastated that she had to send her campaign manager, John Podesta, to speak on her behalf because she just couldn’t keep it together.
And in a newly released book, we’re now learning the juicy details of the phone conversation between the then-President Obama and sore loser Hillary Clinton.
The New York Post reported:
“Hillary Clinton had to eat humble pie twice on election night.
Clinton apologized to President Obama for her bruising loss — right after calling Donald Trump to offer him ‘congratulations,’ according to a new book chronicling her 2016 presidential bid called ‘Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign.’
‘Mr. President, I’m sorry,’ she said, according to a Washington Post review of the book due out Tuesday.
The White House urged Clinton to concede as Trump claimed battleground states — some by slim margins — because Obama wanted to avoid a messy recount.
‘You need to concede,’ Obama told Clinton directly, later repeating the instruction to her campaign chairman, John Podesta, for good measure.
The directive came after Clinton ignored previous messages from White House staff to throw in the towel.
She conceded the loss publicly the next morning.”
Clearly, Hillary Clinton was in denial about losing.
But the book goes into some more juicy details about the events that unfolded that night.
The Washington Post’s book review revealed the other events:
“As fear gave over to dread in the Peninsula Hotel, the Clinton campaign reacted as you might expect: Bill became furious, Hillary turned stoic, and their cocksure aides started to blame one another.
It wasn’t long into the night before Bill Clinton called his old pal, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, and told him not to bother coming to New York. There would be no victory to celebrate.
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.’”
You don’t need to read the whole book because her denial and her actions already reveal who she truly is: a privileged, arrogant, know-it-all who handles defeat like a child.