A new book reveals that Hillary Clinton apologized to President Obama for losing the presidency right after calling Donald Trump to offer him congratulations.
Written by Washington-based political authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” was released on Tuesday and chronicles how Clinton lost an election she was expected to win.
“Mr. President, I’m sorry,” she apparently said to Obama after being told by the White House to concede. Trump won several battleground states, albeit by slim margins, but Obama reportedly wanted to “avoid a messy recount.”
Obama told her directly, “You need to concede.” He then reportedly repeated the command to her campaign chairman, John Podesta, to make sure the deed would be done.
According to the authors of the book, Clinton was ignoring previous messages from White House staff to give up the fight.
The Amazon description of the book indicates that authors Allen and Parnes had “deep access to insiders from the top to the bottom of the campaign.”
The writers previously published the Clinton biography, “HRC: State Secrets and the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton,” and said that Shattered will offer an objective lesson in how Hillary herself made victory an uphill battle, how her difficulty articulating a vision irreparably hobbled her impact with voters, and how the campaign failed to internalize the lessons of populist fury from the hard-fought primary against Bernie Sanders.
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