Nine months after a humiliating defeat to President Trump at the voting polls, former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is still refusing to accept her defeat. And now she’s found another way to express her indignation to us all.
Aside from walking in the woods to assuage her grief, the 69-year-old Clinton will spend time writing a memoir detailing why exactly she lost to Trump, The Hill. Not intending to focus on her scandalous record, dirty dealings, poor campaign strategy, or inability to connect with everyday Americans, the former secretary of state will instead drill down to what she believes truly destroyed her chances at being America’s president — the Russians.
And her focus won’t solely be on what she believes to be Trump-Russia collusion but also former FBI Director James Comey’s role in steamrolling America’s trust in her just days before the November election. The book will be made up a series of personal essays by Clinton.
According to a longtime ally, “She really believes that’s why she lost, and she wants to explain why in no uncertain terms. She wants the whole story out there from her own perspective. I think a lot of people are going to be really surprised by how much she reveals.”
But even some Democrats who longed for a Hillary president think it’s time for her to let this go. The Hill pointed out the Senate minority leader’s own words recently on the subject.
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) exclaimed, “When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things — Comey, Russia — you blame yourself. So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that.”
It’s “the Christmas gift no one wants,” wrote Derrick Wilburn about Clinton’s upcoming book, writing for Allen B. West.
But her book does blame more than just Russia and Comey. It also places blame for her loss on misogyny and sexism.
She’s writing the book with her chief speechwriter Dan Schwerin. It’s due out in September.
What do you think of this? It’s gotten to the point where even MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell, a staunch supporter of Clinton during the campaign, is calling her out.