Virginia Gov. (and Longtime Clinton Pal) Terry McAuliffe Rips Brazile Book: ‘Nobody Cares’


Hillary Clinton has not yet commented about the claims of former interim DNC chair Donna Brazile, who is alleging in her new book that the 2016 Democratic primary was “rigged” in the former Secretary of State’s favor. But the comments of Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA) might offer a hint about what Clinton-world thinks about Brazile’s set-to-be-released tome.

Appearing on MSNBC with Katy Tur, McAuliffe — himself a former DNC chair — didn’t mince words when asked about Brazile’s claims.

“Nobody cares about what Donna Brazile has said in a book,” McAuliffe said. “Nobody.”

The outgoing Virginia Governor was also extremely confident about the election to decide his successor, which is scheduled for Tuesday. Even though most observers see the race tightening, McAuliffe projected a great deal of confidence that Democratic candidate Ralph Northam will prevail over Republican challenger Ed Gillespie.

“Let me be clear, and you can play this back on Wednesday morning,” McAuliffe told Tur. “We are going to win the governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general [races].”

The chat concluded with a cringe-worthy exchange between Tur — who’d pressed on the softening poll numbers and the Donna Brazile claims — and McAuliffe.

“Katy, you gotta enjoy life a little bit more,” McAuliffe said. “I mean, it’s not so bad. You gotta come move to Virginia. Things are great here.”

“I enjoy life!” Tur said.

“Well you don’t sound it!” McAuliffe said.

“Virginia’s a great state,” Tur said. “It’s a sad day for our country, considering what’s happening in Texas. Maybe that’s why I’m a little down.”

“I just want you smiling and thinking big,” McAuliffe said in closing. “Virginia’s for lovers.”

Watch above, via MSNBC.

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