Hillary Clinton Acknowledges Her Own Mistakes As Well As Outside Forces In 2016 Loss In WHAT HAPPENED

Hillary Clinton Acknowledges Her Own Mistakes As Well As Outside Forces In 2016 Loss In WHAT HAPPENED
Hillary Clinton

CNN has obtained a copy of Hillary Clinton’s upcoming memoir, What Happened, and gives an advance look at how the 2016 Democratic presidential candidate views the race she lost last November.

Plenty of people have said Hillary needs to own the mistakes of her campaign. And according to CNN, she does.

From CNN:

“I think it’s fair to say that I didn’t realize how quickly the ground was shifting under all our feet,” she writes. “I was running a traditional presidential campaign with carefully thought-out policies and painstakingly built coalitions, while Trump was running a reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans’ anger and resentment.”

Clinton makes frank admissions about the places she fell short. She acknowledges it was bad “optics” to deliver paid speeches to Wall Street banks after the financial meltdown last decade. She says her comment during a CNN town hall about putting coal miners out of business was the misstep “I regret the most.” And, as she has before, Clinton calls her decision to use a private email server during her time at the State Department as “dumb.”

She also acknowledges forces outside her control which contributed to her loss including former FBI Director James Comey’s infamous letter to Congress about reopening the investigation into her emails only to find nothing new.

I think this is a fair and accurate description of what happened, and I look forward to reading the memoir.

I’ve already ordered my copy and you can too here. What Happened will be released September 12.

Hillary Clinton Acknowledges Her Own Mistakes As Well As Outside Forces In 2016 Loss In WHAT HAPPENED