Hillary Clinton's Alleged Apology To Barack Obama On Election Night Explained

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I asked why, thinking perhaps Clinton was going to meet off-the-record with reporters, but she was vague.

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

After listening to weeks of complaints and second-guessing her own decisions, Clinton reportedly lost confidence in (Robby) Mook.

The revelation comes in a new book about Clinton's chaotic campaign that ultimately ended in failure when pundits and polls had predicted she would wallop Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Hillary Clinton apologised to Barack Obama for her bruising United States presidential election defeat moments before calling Donald Trump to congratulate the unlikely victor, a new book has revealed.

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. Networks were already projecting the loss and Trump only needed a handful of remaining electoral college seats to pass the margin for victory. "Sources in the book talk about her inability to go out, and unwillingness to go out and try to persuade people". If she won the presidency, her remarks would be seen as an important historical marker. "Her team decided that it was going to be more expensive and more hard to persuade people who didn't agree with her, and spent more and more time focused on the people they thought they could turn out", Allen said.

There is also an interesting tidbit regarding Clinton's attitude toward the privacy of her staff's emails.

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But, according to the Post, the book conspicuously leaves out details about Russia's role in the election and whether cyber hacks ordered by the Kremlin had anything to do with Clinton's loss.

"You need to concede", the book says Obama told his former secretary of state over the phone.

"At times, Trump and Sanders would act as the right and left speakers of a stereo blaring a chorus on repeat: Hillary's a corrupt insider who has helped rig the political and economic systems in favor of the powerful". Monday, November 7, 2016.

Clinton ended her speech that night by saying that "America's destiny is ours to choose" and repeating her "stronger together" campaign slogan. As she walked up to the lectern, the president bent down to pull out a small stool so the shorter Clinton could address the tens of thousands gathered on the mall.

She later had an emotional phone call with Obama where she told him she knew she had "let her country down" and that his legacy lay "shattered at Donald Trump's feet".

"People felt that it was him delivering his message, not Hillary's", said one Clinton aide familiar with the focus group responses.

Speaking with Allen and Parnes, one aide described being "struck by how good of a sense she had. of the problems that were going on".