Hillary Clinton briefly choked up during her concession speech on Wednesday at the New Yorker Hotel, but in private, her loss to now President-elect Donald Trump allegedly caused her to go on an all-out crying jag.
That is the contention of author Edward Klein, who has written several controversial best-sellers that are unfavorable to the Clintons, and who supposedly got a tip from an insider.
According to Klein, Hillary was losing it over the lost election because she felt that she was doomed by the FBI email investigation that was reopened and then closed again in an eight-day, pre-election window despite the surfacing of 650,000 new emails.
While the tears were flowing, Clinton reportedly blamed FBI Director Comey and President Obama for Trump's victory.
Klein is a former Newsweek and New York Times editor. Earlier in the campaign when speculation was rife about Hillary's health, Klein claimed that she was seriously ill with numerous maladies.
In an interview with Steve Malzberg on Newsmax TV, Klein alleged that Hillary Clinton was very weepy early Wednesday morning, several hours after first-time candidate Trump secured his electoral college win, a development which shocked the poll-obsessed mainstream news media.
"Here's what I know, not my opinion. About 6:30 this morning, [Hillary Clinton] called an old friend. She was crying inconsolably. She couldn't stop crying. And her friend, her female friend from way, way back, said it was even hard to understand what she was saying she was crying so hard. This is Hillary we're talking about. Eventually her friend said she could make out that she was blaming James Comey, the director of the FBI, for her loss, and, this I don't understand exactly, the president of the United States for not doing enough."Continued Klein about Hillary Clinton's alleged morning-after meltdown:
"Now when I said to this source, 'what did she mean by that?,' she said Hillary felt that the president could have stopped Comey a long time ago…with the Clintons, especially with Hillary, it's never her fault. it's always someone else's fault…with the Clintons, it's always someone else's fault, and it's been this way with Hillary all her career."A political postmortem published in The Hill quotes a Clinton aide suggesting that the former secretary of state's campaign was "mismanaged from the start" despite its much larger war chest than Trump's, and seemed blindsided by the Trump populist surge in the Midwest. "Clinton became the first Democratic presidential candidate since 1984 to lose Wisconsin, and the first since 1988 to lose Michigan and Pennsylvania."
Other aides suggested that the campaign was undermined by both the on-again, off-again email investigation and the controversial fundraising activities of the Clinton Foundation. "But more than anything, aides and surrogates acknowledged that Clinton failed to understand and capture a movement that spread across the country and in Europe with the Brexit vote. Trump's strength gave that movement a leader and a megaphone, they said."
While there was a lot of public tears at the Javits Convention Center in New York City Tuesday night/Wednesday morning among Clinton backers (plus various celebrities and non-celebrities crying in YouTube videos), and possibly Clinton herself privately if Ed Klein's account is accurate, one person admitted to crying tears of joy.
Juanita Broaddrick, the woman who claims then Arkansas Attorney General Bill Clinton raped her in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978, issued a tweet early Wednesday morning when the presidential election was resolved."I know how disappointed you feel because I feel it too, and so do tens of millions of Americans who invested their hopes and dreams in this effort. This is painful and it will be for a long time...," Hillary Clinton admitted in her concession announcement on Wednesday.
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