Hillary Talked to Obama The Night After Her Loss: “Mr. President, I’m Sorry…”
If you’re like us, you’re still confused about the recent presidential election’s results. But as confused as we all may be, nothing can compare to the confusion Hillary Clinton felt the night she realized she lost to Donald Trump.
In a new book Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign by Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, it is revealed that the should-a-been president was in denial — until President Barack Obama called her, urging her to concede swiftly and graciously to Donald, followed by another phone call of consolation.
The authors said the call from Obama happened on November 9, just hours after the media called the race for Trump.
“You need to concede,” he said to Hillary. He pleaded her to accept her fate with dignity.
“After Trump had questioned the legitimacy of the election, the last thing Obama wanted was for Hillary to reinforce that message. As president, it was his job to safeguard the integrity of the political process,” the authors wrote. After the phone call, Hillary’s mind was made up.
“Give me the phone, I’m calling him,” she instructed her aides. After finally connecting with Trump on the phone, Clinton “uttered two words she’d never expected to hear in her own voice: ‘Congratulations, Donald.’”
Not long after that, Obama called Hillary again.
“Mr. President,” she said softly after taking the phone. “I’m sorry.”
The authors say Hillary blamed everyone from the FBI to the KKK and KGB. “The Russian stuff has bothered her a lot,” one of her top aides reportedly told the authors. “She’s sort of learning what the administration knew and when they knew it, and she’s just sort of quizzical about the whole thing.”
“But mostly,” the authors write, “she was mad — mad that she’d lost and that the country would have to endure a Trump presidency.”