Clinton's 2nd Call on Election Night: 'Mr. President, I'm Sorry'


Gone was the ballroom with the soaring glass ceiling, the confetti and the celebrity guest stars.

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".

"It's indicative to the bigger problem that her entire campaign was plagued with", Golodryga said.

The book also delves into how Clinton conceded on Election Night, reporting that there was some unintended delay in her making the call to Trump.

When drafting her concession speech, Mrs Clinton refused to criticise Mr Trump as per her aides" wishes, saying she wanted a "gracious exit'.

"Congratulations Donald", Clinton said, as she struggled to suppress her emotions, according to the book by The Hill's Parnes and Sidewire's Allen.

Hillary Clinton reportedly apologised to Barack Obama on election night after the president called her to tell her to concede to Donald Trump. Sanders' rather quixotic campaign not only tested Clinton, it played perfectly into Trump's own critique of "crooked Hillary" and his tactic of tying her to globalism and Wall Street. 'Mr President, ' she said softly.

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"You're so annoying, '" the candidate said, according to the author. "Though she focused her pushback on the nature of her remarks - How should she frame the election of Donald Trump?". "If [Clinton and her staffers] wanted her off the trail - where she couldn't be photographed next to Hillary - she would accept that judgment". Could she hit the right notes?-the effect was the same. So then she got a call from POTUS.

"You need to concede", President Obama reportedly told Clinton over the phone.

Allen and Parnes appeared Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends, where they discussed how the Clinton Campaign reacted to their failure as the results came in on Election Night.

Almost two years ago the addition of an unintentional "r" helped CNN's Brianna Keilar land a coveted sit-down interview with then-Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Monday, November 7, 2016. The authors write that Conway only picked up her phone when Clinton's close aide, Huma Abedin, called. Before leaving the stage, Obama leaned over to whisper a message in Clinton's ear. In Michigan, local organizers thought it was best that she stayed away.

"Hillary winces. She wasn't ready for this conversation".

"This was a gut-wrenching time for Hillary, pitting her abiding sense of loyalty - the value she held above all others - against her own self-interest and the fates of the Democratic Party and the nation", write Allen and Parnes. And she had let her country down. This is when Clinton apologised to him as Obama's legacy and her dreams of the presidency lay shattered. "By the time the mistake was realized, it was too late to pull back".