In her new behind-the-scene book, Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, Amy Chozick’s describes in great detail the inside story of Hillary’s second losing Presidential campaign and the devastating election night news.
“Even as Trump surged in the polls, the Clinton camp still saw him as a danger to stronger candidates rather than such a candidate in his own right, Chozick reports, so that in August 2015, “when the main GOP debate came on, everyone pushed their pizza crust aside and stared transfixed at the TV set… [Campaign Manager] Robby [Mook] salivated when the debate came back on and Trump started to speak. ‘Shhhhh,’ Robby said, practically pressing his nose up to the TV. ‘I’ve gahtz to get me some Trump.’ Robby thought Rubio would be the nominee. Podesta was bullish on Kasich. Bill and Hillary, still stuck in the 1990s, feared the Bush surname most of all.”
According to Hannity.com:
The new tell-all memoir outlining the doomed presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton is hitting bookshelves this week; highlighting the twice-failed candidate’s initial reaction after hearing she would lose to Donald Trump.
The new book, Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling, sheds stunning new light on Clinton’s immediate response upon learning of Trump’s inevitable path to victory.
“After the convention, donors asked Brooklyn what they planned to do to pull Hillary’s trust numbers out of the toilet. The answer was always the same: nothing. Podesta would explain ‘I remember no one trusted Bill Clinton and he won twice,” writes reporter Amy Chozick.
“Of all the Brooklyn aides, Jen Palmieri had the most pleasant bedside manner,” Chozick adds. “That made her the designated deliverer of bad news to Hillary. But not this time. She told Robby there was no way she was going to tell Hillary she couldn’t win.”
“That’s when Robby, drained and deflated, watching the results with his team in a room down the hall from Hillary’s suite, labored into the hallway of the Peninsula to break the news,” she writes. “Hillary didn’t seem all that surprised. ‘I knew it. I knew this would happen to me….’ Hillary said, now within a couple of inches of his face. ‘They were never going to let me be president.’”