Bill and Hillary Clinton hold campaign staffers responsible for her loss of the presidential election. According to a new book about her unsuccessful campaign, the husband and wife made it clear to staff that they were to blame.
“She was visibly, unflinchingly pissed off at us as a group,” an anonymous staffer said, according to an excerpt, “And she let us know she felt that way.”
The book, titled “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” was co-authored by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes. It details the former presidential candidate’s excuses for why she failed against Donald Trump in the presidential election, and performed badly against Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primary.
The Daily Caller reports:
Reportedly furious after a dismal showing in the primaries, Clinton manufactured multiple reasons for her performance. She blamed her former campaign director Robby Mook for not selecting the right travel stops and for spending heavily in the wrong areas.
The book also claims Clinton blamed top staffers for poor polling that hid Sanders’ true performance. She blamed Mook for the campaign’s focus on minority communities instead of the white base that supported her against former President Barack Obama in 2008.
Yet Allen and Parnes ultimately place the blame on Clinton herself: “The underlying truth — the one that many didn’t want to admit to themselves — was the person ultimately responsible for these decisions, the one whose name was on the ticket, hadn’t corrected these problems, all of which had been brought to her attention before primary day. She’d stuck with the plan, and it had cost her.”