This week officially marks the end of Hillary Clinton’s failed nationwide book tour for “What Happened.”
On Wednesday, we shared all of the “praise” her book has received, from the White House to Senator Bernie Sanders. Today, we’re sharing another list — one that gets to the core of a character flaw that the American people could not stand in Hillary Clinton: Her refusal to take responsibility for anything she has ever done.
When we first launched this website, we called Clinton’s book tour a “blame game.” So here’s a list of six people she blames for losing the most winnable election in American history.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton Now Blames Everybody But Herself” – President Trump
1. Hillary Clinton Blamed President Obama For Not Having “More Forcefully Called Out Russia For Their 2016 Election Meddling” And “Question[ed] What Would Have Happened” In The 2016 Election If He Had. “Clinton showers former President Barack Obama with praise throughout the book, but during a lengthy section on Russia, the former secretary of state openly questions what would have happened if Obama had more forcefully called out Russia for their 2016 election meddling. The comment, which pales in comparison to Clinton’s other attacks in the book, is as close as Clinton comes to attacking her former boss.” (Dan Merica, “Clinton Airs Grievances Against Friends And Foes,” CNN, 09/12/17)
2. Hillary Clinton Blamed The Democratic National Committee (DNC) For Being On The “Verge Of Insolvency” And Having A “Mediocre To Poor” Data Operation. CLINTON: “Let me just do a comparison for you. I set up my campaign and we have our own data operation. I get the nomination. So I’m now the nominee of the Democratic Party. I inherit nothing from the Democratic Party. . . . I mean it was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong. I had to inject money into it, the DNC, to keep going.” (“Full Transcript: Hillary Clinton At Code 2017,” Recode, 05/31/17)
3. Hillary Clinton Blamed Green Party Candidate Jill Stein For “Peeling Off Tens Of Thousands Of Votes” In Swing States. “And Stein — ‘who wouldn’t be worth mentioning’ otherwise — may have spoiled Clinton by peeling off tens of thousands of votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania, all of which Trump narrowly won. ‘[I]n each state, there were more than enough Stein voters to swing the result, just like Ralph Nader did in Florida and New Hampshire in 2000,’ Clinton writes.” (Alex Seitz-Wald, “In Her New Book ‘What Happened,’ Hillary Clinton Blames Many For Defeat. Including Herself,” NBC News, 09/07/17)
4. Hillary Clinton Blamed Vice President Joe Biden For “Criticiz[ing] Her Campaign For Its Supposed Neglect Of Middle-Class Voters.” “In her soon-to-be-released 2016 election memoir, Hillary Clinton takes on her numerous enemies and opponents — and supporters, including then-Vice President Joe Biden, who criticized her campaign for its supposed neglect of middle-class voters. . . . Biden’s office declined to comment on the jab.” (Gabby Kaufman, “Clinton’s Book Hits Back At — Of All People — Joe Biden,” Yahoo! News, 09/06/17)
5. Hillary Clinton Blamed Senator Bernie Sanders For “Paving The Way” For The “Crooked Hillary” Nickname. “Excerpts released from Hillary Clinton’s upcoming book What Happened, looking at her failed 2016 presidential campaign, shows that the former secretary of State blames her defeat at least partly on her primary rival, Sen. Bernie Sanders. . . . ‘His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign,’ wrote Clinton.” (William Cummings, “Hillary Clinton Says Bernie Sanders’ Attacks ‘Paved The Way’ For Trump,” USA Today, 09/05/17)
6. Hillary Clinton Blamed Women For Caving To “Tremendous Pressure From Fathers And Husbands And Boyfriends And Male Employers” To Not Vote For Her. CLINTON: “And Sheryl [Sandberg] ended this really sobering conversation by saying that women will have no empathy for you, because they will be under tremendous pressure — and I’m talking principally about white women — they will be under tremendous pressure from fathers and husbands and boyfriends and male employers not to vote for ‘the girl.’ And we saw a lot of that during the primaries from Sanders supporters, really quite vile attacks online against women who spoke out for me . . .” (“Transcript: Hillary Clinton’s Full Interview With NPR’s Rachel Martin,” National Public Radio, 09/12/17)