Oh, to have been a fly on the wall!
Barack Obama had to call Hillary Clinton late on Election night and persuade her to concede to Donald Trump.
She knew she had “let the country down.”
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The Daily Mail reported:
Hillary Clinton phoned Barack Obama on election night after conceding defeat and told him: ‘I’m sorry’.
The Democratic Presidential candidate stepped into an anteroom for the conversation to apologize for losing to Donald Trump in a conversation which has never previously been reported.
As she took the call Clinton knew she had ‘let her country down’ and that Obama’s legacy lay ‘shattered at Donald Trump’s feet’, a new book reveals.
Minutes earlier Clinton had called Trump and suppressed ‘the anger that touched every nerve in her body’ as she conceded.
She said: ‘Congratulations, Donald. ‘I’ll be supportive of the country’s success and that means your success as president.’
The drama of Clinton’s election in the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan is detailed in Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Election Campaign.
Hillary was so shook up she sent John Podesta out to speak to her crying supporters.
This was after her staff spent the afternoon popping champagne bottles to celebrate.
Hillary reportedly had a hard time getting out of bed and leaving the house after her loss.