A new book reveals that Hillary Clinton blamed her campaign staffers for the unexpected defeat to Donald Trump in last year’s presidential election.
The book titled “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” written by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes shows how the former secretary of state used many excuses for her poor performance against Sen. Bernie Sanders in the primaries and Trump in the general election.
The book claims that Clinton blamed her former campaign director Robby Mook for making bad decisions in selecting the right travel stops and for spending too much time in the wrong areas. She also blamed him for making the campaign focus on minorities instead of the white base that backed her bid against Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries.
Clinton also blamed top staffers for bad polling that did not show the actual performance of Sanders, FBI director James Comey for re-opening the investigation into her emails, and Russia for hacking into her campaign’s email server.
The Daily Caller reports:
“Neither Clinton could accept the simple fact that Hillary had hamstrung her own campaign and dealt the most serious blow to her own presidential aspirations,” the authors wrote.
“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,” Allen and Parnes concluded.