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BREAKING: Bill And Hillary’s Humiliating Secret Exposed
Marc Nozell / CCL
Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton received some valuable pre-release advice for her controversial election blame-all book from a very familiar source. Apparently, Bill Clinton heavily edited his wife’s recent book, What Happened, and advised her not to publish it without making extensive revisions.
According to a close family friend, Bill warned his wife that her finger-pointing and lack of accountability for her 2016 defeat to Republican outsider Donald Trump would come across as “bewildered, angry, and confused.” Hillary rejected her husband’s advice, and the power couple have reportedly refused to speak to one another since the irreconcilable row.
Maybe she would have benefitted from his advice.
The details of the quarrel come courtesy of Clinton biographer Ed Klein, who cited a source close to both Hillary and Bill to describe the dispute. Klein told Page Six:
Before Hillary sent the manuscript to her publisher, she gave it to Bill to read, and he made major changes with a red pencil. But she refused to even read his corrections, and he got so furious that he tossed the entire manuscript into the garbage.
Hillary’s ego was incapable of absorbing such a sleight from her husband.
Klein continued, again citing the family friend:
He told her the book made her look bewildered, angry and confused, and that those were poor qualities in a person who aspired to be a world leader.
He hated the title because calling it “What Happened” would only make people say, “You lost.” He urged her to postpone the “pub” date and rewrite the book, but she yelled at him and said, “The book is finished and that’s how it’s going to be published.”
Bill had a point. Many critics of What Happened question the book’s relevance to anyone but Clinton.
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) told Yahoo News, “I love Hillary. I think she has a right to analyze what happened. But we do have to move on.”
During an appearance on the Late Show, Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) reminded Clinton that she “ran against the most unpopular candidate in the history of this country,” yet victory escaped her. “She was upset about it and I understand that,” Sanders said. “But our job is not to go backward… I think it’s a little bit silly to keep talking about 2016.”
Criticism from others
It is not just the painful memories that have critics cringing at the thought of recollecting the 2016 campaign. Other detractors were upset that Clinton failed to take any accountability for her loss.
Late Night host Seth Meyers, whose after-midnight program serves as an anti-Trump marathon of hate, took issue with Clinton’s description of Sanders, who she claims did “lasting damage” to her campaign. Meyers was clearly aroused at the explanation, saying, “Hey! Hillary Clinton! Don’t blame Bernie because Donald Trump called you names.”
There are plenty of other names offered up by Clinton in her campaign exposé to justify her loss. Former FBI director James Comey, Russian President Vladimir Putin, women voters, and more: there is no shortage of excuses in her book, and Bill tried to speak up and convince her to take some responsibility for her loss.
Bill Clinton likely foresaw the fallout from his wife’s misguided approach to post-election therapy when he urged her to reconsider entire passages from her book. The Washington Free Beacon cleverly edited Hillary’s endless string of excuses in a single video that showcases her out-of-touch estrangement with the American people — a result that Bill surely anticipated.
On the 2016 campaign trail, Hillary Clinton ostensibly respected her husband’s opinion and planned an unprecedented role for the spouse of a would-be president. In a 2015 MSNBC interview, she suggested that the charismatic former president would be tasked with rebuilding the economy:
He’s a great adviser, and he knows as much about the economy and job creation as anyone I could talk to.
Apparently, however, Hillary doesn’t respect her husband’s advice enough to accept his editorial revisions from her book, even though she had plans to put him in charge of the most important policy issue of 2016. Of course, knowing the deeply political character of the Clintons, the former first lady could have simply been using her husband’s history of economic management to ascend to the White House without ever intending to ask his opinion once she got there.
Rejecting her husband’s blue-pencil of her campaign tell-all was not the first time that Hillary Clinton refused to listen to her more successful husband’s voice of reason. On the 2016 campaign trail, Bill advised his wife to make overtures to alienated white voters who felt disaffected by the Democratic Party.
Seeing these “deplorables” as belonging firmly within the Trump camp, the former secretary of state ultimately ignored the advice — and suffered fatal consequences for it. The Democratic Party candidate focused on her base, convinced that minorities and young Americans would carry her to the Oval Office.
The end result
In the end, Hillary lost blue strongholds in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Pennsylvania to Trump for the very reason that her husband predicted. Still, Hillary refused to see the error of her ways, and months after her humiliating defeat to Donald Trump, she continued to be in denial when Bill cautioned her that she was deflecting and failing to take accountability for her loss.
Hillary Clinton lost the election because she ignored valuable advice from her experienced husband. Instead of absorbing the lessons from her unexpected defeat, she doubled down on her misguided anger and blamed everyone under the sun for her campaign’s demise, demonstrating that she was never anything close to presidential material.
With Mrs. Clinton apparently afraid of criticism, Americans clearly chose correctly last November.
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