The drama of Hillary Clinton’s devastating election night in New York is detailed in a new book, which also reveals that Barack Obama had to call Hillary urging her to concede to Donald Trump after several key states fell in line with the Republican nominee, the Gateway Pundit reports.
The book titled “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Election Campaign,” written by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, said Obama told Clinton in their phone conversation “You need to concede” following results in Pennsylvania.
It said that Obama wanted to make sure that Hillary understood that it was over and for her to accept the result with dignity. The former president “didn’t see any point in prolonging the inevitable” and wanted to avoid a “recount mess.”
After the phone call, Clinton called Trump to congratulate him and offered her support for the success of the new president-elect.
According to the book, Hillary called back Obama after conceding defeat to tell him “I’m sorry.”