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Obama Repeatedly Pressured Hillary to Concede on Election Night

19 April 2017, 01:49 | Dawn Berry

GETTYThe new book revealed Clinton's reaction to the Presidential loss

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton

Steve Schale, among the most reliable Democratic strategists in the state, informed Clinton's campaign they were short on votes.

According to the authors, Clinton felt she had "let her country down", when she spoke to former President Obama and knew that his legacy laid "shattered at Donald Trump's feet".

The "blow by blow" account of the drama on election night in the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan reveals how Clinton's confidence at her victory was replaced by resignation as Trump won the biggest upset in modern political history on November 9 a year ago.

The book makes a number of revelations about Clinton and what happened during her campaign.

However, the book claims that Obama urged Clinton to declare defeat and not to "drag it out".

She said: "Congratulations, Donald". But soon, the authors wrote, aides began to blame each other as Bill Clinton grew increasingly upset and Hillary Clinton became withdrawn. Were you hoping Clinton would win? "Why aren't they with me?" she said.

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"I take responsibility for that decision, and I want to be as transparent as possible, which is why I turned over 55,000 pages, why I've turned over my server, why I've agreed to- in fact, been asking to and have finally gotten a date to- testify before a congressional committee in October", Clinton said.

To this end, she had a trusted aide access the campaign's server and download the e-mails sent and received by top staffers.

The book, written by political journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, detailed the roller coaster ride Clinton took on Election Night. "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".

Clinton conceded the loss publicly the next morning. Instead we get a slow-building case against the concept and execution of the Clinton campaign, with plenty of fault falling squarely on the candidate herself.

"She was doing her preparatory work on the debate, and he would cut her off and say, that's not very good, and finally she got exhausted of it and said, 'why don't you try it, ' and she turned around and made him play her, and she kept cutting him off, and telling him he wasn't doing a very good job". "Sources in the book talk about her inability to go out, and unwillingness to go out and try to persuade people".



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