Journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes have been attracting major media attention recently due to the release of their new book, Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign. The autopsy on the Democratic candidate’s 2016 campaign has unveiled several interesting tidbits, some of which show that insiders always knew Clinton’s presidential bid was rife with disaster.
Beyond outside factors like Russia’s potential interference and James Comey‘s letter to Congress, the book indicates that the Clinton campaign crippled itself by through a combination of unenforced errors, cockiness, and ignoring critical warning signs. The book also describes how Clinton couldn’t untangle herself from her past as a controversial insider politician, and she couldn’t come up with an effective platform to counter Donald Trump.
Allen and Parnes appeared Tuesday morning on Fox & Friends, where they discussed how the Clinton Campaign reacted to their failure as the results came in on Election Night.
“After the concession to Trump, President Obama calls to deliver that consolation message and she picks up the phone reluctantly, and she walks away from the table where she has been talking to her aids and she steps into a room. As she is stepping into the room, she says, ‘Mr. President, I’m sorry.'”
Allen and Parnes also discussed moments of frustration where Clinton and her staffers encountered major obstacles and didn’t concern themselves with the campaign’s troubles. Many of these details have been the focus of book reviews from organizations like Axios and NPR.
Campaign manager Robby Mook was described clashing with senior Clinton aides when he pursued data analytics instead of more traditional methods for attracting potential voters. Huma Abedin was also examined in the book, and indications suggest that she made Clinton a more distant figure due to her efforts to shield Clinton from campaign stress and constructive criticism.
The book’s apparent consensus is that Clinton “bears the blame for her defeat,” due to self-inflicted wounds and running a campaign of constant infighting and disarray.
Watch above, via Fox.
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