Published: Wed, April 19, 2017
Tech | By Constance Martin

Hillary Clinton Apologized To Barack Obama Following Election Night Loss

Hillary Clinton Apologized To Barack Obama Following Election Night Loss

A new book on the Clinton campaign contains the revelation that Clinton had to be pressured into conceding her loss on election night by President Barack Obama.

The book says that Mrs Clinton was told by one of her advisors in early 2016 that Mr Trump could beat her to the presidency. Democratic vote-counter Steve Schale had called to tell campaign officials that Hillary would not be winning the state, coming "up short" behind Trump.

Minutes later Mrs Clinton called Mr Trump and suppressed "the anger that touched every nerve in her body" as she conceded.

It took one more phone call from the president - to Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta - before she asked close aide, Huma Abedin, for the phone and uttered the words she never thought she would say: "Congratulations, Donald".

Bernie Sanders (I, Vermont) complained aboutthe Hillary Clinton slogan, "I'm with her", during her presidential campaign.

In fact, almost everyone in the business of politics thought she would win --including many of Trump's own people.

"Shattered" underscores Clinton's difficulty in articulating a rationale for her campaign (other than that she was not Donald Trump).

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In fact, the portrait of the Clinton campaign that emerges from these pages is that of a Titanic-like disaster: an epic fail made up of a series of perverse and often avoidable missteps by an out-of-touch candidate and her strife-ridden staff that turned "a winnable race" into "another iceberg-seeking campaign ship".

The Clinton campaign decided not to run the commercial because many voters felt that Sanders was not genuine saying the slogan.

Written by The Hill's Amie Parnes and Sidewire's Jonathan Allen, the tome claims to contain the inside story of the collapse of the Clinton machine and what really went down on Election Night.

"This is not the outcome we wanted or we worked so hard for, and I'm sorry that we did not win this election for the values we share and the vision we hold for our country", Clinton said.

"I'll be supportive of the country's success and that means your success as president", she reportedly said.

When Trump eventually came on the line Clinton conceded graciously. Though it's nearly impossible to say what her exact feelings were in the moment she apologized to Obama, the news that she extended an apology to Obama right after congratulating her opponent is a brutal reminder of the disappointment many felt the morning of November 9th.

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