Current Virginia governor Terry McAuliffe (D-Va.) offered a stunning response to allegations leveled against twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee: “Nobody cares.”
In an explosive new book titled “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House,” which has already sold out, former Democratic National Committee (DNC) chair Donna Brazile made revelations about the inner workings of the DNC during the 2016 presidential election.
According to Brazile, Clinton’s campaign gave the DNC money in exchange for a say in hiring decisions and how the funds were to be spent, even before becoming the party’s nominee. Her opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), was not given the same option, leaving many people to surmise that the election was “rigged” to favor Clinton.
Appearing on MSNBC with host Katy Tur, McAuliffe, who was once a DNC chair himself, said Brazile’s claims were irrelevant.
“Nobody cares about what Donna Brazile has said in a book,” McAuliffe said. “Nobody.”
Interest in McAuliffe has increased as the outgoing governor voiced his confidence about the election of a new governor. The ever-tightening race between Democratic candidate Ralph Northam and Republican challenger Ed Gillespie will be decided Tuesday night, and McAuliffe believes there is no contest.
“Let me be clear, and you can play this back on Wednesday morning,” he told Tur. “We are going to win the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general [races].”
Tur appeared unconvinced, pointing to a slight surge in Gillespie’s popularity following Brazile’s claims and a number of questionable campaign decisions made by Northam and his supporters.
“So, you have the facts,” McAuliffe said doubtfully. He then ranted out a litany of reasons Northam will win, and repeated disparaging claims against Gillespie.
Tur repeated her concerns, and an uncomfortable exchange resulted as Tur and McAuliffe spoke over each other.
“Katy, you gotta enjoy life a little bit more,” McAuliffe said. “I mean, it’s not so bad. You gotta come move to Virginia. Things are great here.”
“I enjoy life!” Tur said.
“Well, you don’t sound it!” McAuliffe said.
“Virginia’s a great state,” Tur said. “It’s a sad day for our country, considering what’s happening in Texas. Maybe that’s why I’m a little down.”
“I just want you smiling and thinking big,” McAuliffe said. “Virginia’s for lovers.”
Watch the interview below:
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