The recently released emails of a Hillary Clinton insider revealed that her traveling press secretary Nick Merrill called New York Times reporter Amy Chozick an “idiot” because he didn’t care for a story she wrote.
On February 2, Chozick reported that many Clinton supporters were becoming skeptical of her campaign manager Robby Mook after a lackluster performance in the Iowa caucus. “Even before Mrs. Clinton finished her brief remarks to her supporters late Monday night, discussions were underway among her outside advisers and donors about the need to bring in longtime Clinton aides and diminish the role of Robby Mook, her young data-driven campaign manager,” she reported.
“We’re [sic] people saying Robbie needs to go?” asked a surprised Capricia Marshall in a email, among the batch of hacked emails released by DCLeaks. “Just read in Amy piece – ground was so awesome! What you hearing? Felt badly for her. Wanted a bit more of a win – but it is a win!”
“No. Amy is an idiot,” Merrill responded. “There wouldn’t have even been time for folks to say that! But that’s not where peoples’ heads are.”
Chozick, when informed of the insult on Twitter, took it in stride.
I’ve been called worse. https://t.co/k3DfuMPoNm
— Amy Chozick (@amychozick) October 7, 2016
Indeed she has; Chozick received death threats from Bernie Sanders supporters after accurately reporting in June that Sanders could no longer win the nomination.
[Image via screengrab/Twitter]
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