Hillary Clinton has made every excuse in the book for why she lost to Donald Trump.
“Fake news”. Russian hackers. Gender. Racism.
But one of her top aides said Clinton made a stunning comment on her election loss that no one will believe.
Jennifer Palmieri was the Clinton campaign’s communications director.
In an interview on CBS, she said Hillary Clinton was not surprised by her loss to Donald Trump.
In fact, she claimed Clinton didn’t even want to run in 2016. She only did so to “save” the Democrats from Bernie Sanders.
Bizpac Review reports:
In some major league spinning, a top Hillary Clinton aide tried to downplay the significance of Clinton’s monumental loss to Donald Trump by suggesting it really wasn’t all that important to her.
Clinton’s campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri told CBS News last week that while Clinton was upset about her defeat, she was not too surprised by it, adding that Clinton only ran because she saw herself as a better option than Bernie Sanders.
“I think she’s one of the people who is least surprised that she lost,” Palmieri said.
“Contrary to this view that she held onto this dream of being the first woman president,” she added, “I think she came close to not running in 2016.”
You can watch the video of Palmieri’s comments below.
Many find this hard to believe.
Hillary Clinton has been positioning herself for the Presidency ever since her husband was elected in 1992.
Every decision since then – from running the Clinton administration’s efforts to impose socialized medicine, to running for Senate in New York, to accepting Barack Obama’s offer to be his Secretary of State – it was all designed to enhance her resume and mark herself as the “inevitable” candidate for President.
But it failed spectacularly in a loss to Donald Trump that the political world never saw coming.
And did Hillary even “save” the Democrats from Bernie Sanders?
Clinton adopted far-left positions on Black Lives Matter, “free” college tuition, amnesty, and other domestic policy priorities of the Democratic base.
Rather than stopping Sanders, Hillary emboldened his movement.
Now that Trump is President, Democrats are falling all over one another as who can be the most fire breathing Trump hater in Washington.
If anything, Hillary fanned the flames of the far-left and then opened the floodgates for them to storm the castle.
The unhinged hatred for Trump the left is demanding has taken a frightening turn.
Left-wing protestors have destroyed property and committed acts of violence against Trump supporters.
And none of the vandalism or violence has been condemned by prominent Democrats – out of fear of being on the wrong side of the “resistance” their base is demanding.
Many find it hard to believe Hillary Clinton didn’t want to run for President and only did so to save the party from Bernie Sanders – because, she failed on both counts.