(Daily Mail) Hillary Clinton had to ‘suppress the anger that touched every nerve in her body’ when she conceded the presidential election to Donald Trump on the night of November 8, according to an excerpt from a new book about her ill-fated campaign.
The extraordinary account was relayed by the authors of Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Election Campaign.
Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes describe the behind-the-scenes goings on during that fateful night – particularly when the realization sets in that Clinton would fail to win crucial swing states like Florida, North Carolina, and Wisconsin.
Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, were watching the returns in their suite on the top floor of The Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan, according to the excerpt published in the New York Post.
They were joined by top aides Robby Mook, John Podesta, and Cheryl Mills – all of whom were burning up the phone lines with Democratic operatives who were reporting the grim results as they were rolling in.
‘Hillary was still surprisingly calm, unable or unwilling to delve into the details of how her dream was turning into a nightmare,’ the authors write as the campaign was coming to grips with its loss in Florida.
‘Bill was less reticent. He’d had a sinking feeling that the British vote to leave the European Union had been a harbinger for a kind of screw-it vote in the United States.
‘He’d seen the trans-Atlantic phenomenon of populist rage at rallies across the country, and warned friends privately of his misgivings about its effect on Hillary’s chances.
The extraordinary account was relayed by the authors of Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Election Campaign (above)
‘Now his focus turned back to the international movement he’d seen gathering. “It’s like Brexit,” he lamented. “I guess it’s real”.’
After North Carolina and Wisconsin were called for Trump, President Barack Obama reached out to his former secretary of state and told her it was time to give up….