Will she or won’t she?
Ever since Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, Americans have dreaded the prospect of Clinton staging a comeback and challenging Trump in 2020.
But she’s finally answered the question once and for all.
A new book reports that when Clinton was drafting her concessions speech, she was forced to confront her defeat.
The Hill reports:
Hillary Clinton said that the 2016 presidential election was her “last race” after it became apparent she lost, a new book reveals.
The Hill’s Amie Parnes and Sidewire’s Jonathan Allen write in “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign” that on the night of the 2016 election, Clinton looked through the draft of her concession speech.
“Look, I really just want to concede gracefully, wish him the best, thank everybody, and get off the stage,” she said.
“This is not a moment for me to do more than that.”
But some in her staff argued she should continue to make the case against Trump in her concession speech.
The Hill also reports:
“Chief strategist Jake Sullivan said: “Everything you said, we’re going to do in the speech.”
“But you have been saying for many months that he’s temperamentally unfit and that he would be dangerous, and if you meant it, you should say it,” he told her.
“And you made a case that all these people’s rights and safety are in danger— if you meant that, you should say it.”
This would have been one of the most classless acts in American political history.
But Clinton responded that it was no longer her job to nitpick Trump.
She declared this was her last race.
The Hill also reports:
“But in response, Clinton said it wasn’t her “job anymore to do this.”
“Other people will criticize him. That’s their job. I have done it. I just lost, and that is that,” she continued.
“That was my last race.”
Millions of Americans can breathe a sigh of relief knowing Clinton’s political career is finished.
She will end her time in politics as one of the biggest failures in American history.
Clinton had every advantage – name recognition, fundraising networks, and a worshipful media – and still she face-planted twice in Presidential campaigns teed up for her to win.
She lost because the American people don’t like her and don’t trust her.
Clinton lost to Trump despite having the political class, the media, and every living President from both parties lined up on her side.
And the media trashed their credibility by openly declaring themselves Clinton partisans and launching an unprecedented smear campaign against Trump.
While Clinton’s career ended in failure, at least she’s realized her time is up and will not run for President a third time.