According to a new report from The Hill, Hillary Clinton is hard at work on her new book – a memoir of the 2016 election in which she will reportedly keep playing the blame game as it pertains to her conventional-wisdom defying loss to Donald Trump. Sources familiar with Clinton’s draft told the website that, despite some contrary opinions from others in the Democratic Party, she is still certain that her loss came down to Russian interference, James Comey, and plain old sexism.
From The Hill:
Privately, Clinton has told friends and longtime associates that she “wants the whole story out there” as she rushes to tweak and put the finishing touches on the book due out in September.
“She really believes that’s why she lost, and she wants to explain why in no uncertain terms,” one longtime ally said. “She wants the whole story out there from her own perspective. I think a lot of people are going to be really surprised by how much she reveals.”
The ally said the book of personal essays will be a “bombshell.”
In an interview with the Washington Post this week, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer offered some criticism of the Democratic nominee that likely didn’t sit well in Clintonville.
“When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself,” Schumer said. “So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
But Hillary still doesn’t see it that way. Her gigantic ego will not allow her to turn to the mirror and see how she bungled her own, last, best chance to become the first female president of the United States. It won’t let her examine how she dropped the ball when it pertained to reaching out to middle class and working class Americans who voted for Obama in the last two elections. It won’t allow her to admit that she was so certain of her own victory that she didn’t bother to actually stand for anything other than – like Schumer said – the anti-Trump resistance. That’s not enough to put you in the White House, especially when the Trump message was so refreshing for voters sick of politics as usual.
Hillary didn’t just think she was going to be president, she thought she DESERVED to be. And that arrogance came shining through every speech she made and every interview she gave. We’re sure it will shine through every page of her book as well.