Donna Brazile Unbuckled: DNC Chair Role ‘Worse Emotional Toll’ Than Hurricane Katrina! (VIDEO)
Democrat operative Donna Brazile told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on Sunday that being DNC chair was more emotionally trying than Hurricane Katrina.
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Stephanopoulos asked the former DNC chief if writing her book spurred any regrets.
“Do I regret taking on a job the second time in my life as chair of the party? Cleaning up everyone’s mess? Taking all of the incoming, being unable to spend funds that I raised. Do I regret being on the road one hundred percent of the time? Being hacked by the Russians? Being…being harassed, getting death threats? Do I regret any of that? George, this was worse than Hurricane Katrina in terms of the emotional toll.” an annoyed Brazile told Stephanopoulos.
According to official statistics, “At least 1,833 died in the hurricane and subsequent floods.”
As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, newly released excerpts from Donna Brazile’s book “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House,” reveals the Democrat operative felt like a “slave” over the poor treatment she experienced by the Clinton campaign. In addition, Brazile has choice words for former President Obama and ex-DNC head Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who she believes destroyed the Democrat Party with their massive egos.
Washington Post reports:
Brazile alleges that Clinton’s top aides routinely disrespected her and put the DNC on a “starvation diet,” depriving it of funding for voter turnout operations.
As one of her party’s most prominent black strategists, Brazile also recounts fiery disagreements with Clinton’s staffers — including a conference call in which she told three senior campaign officials, Charlie Baker, Marlon Marshall and Dennis Cheng, that she was being treated like a slave.
“I’m not Patsey the slave,” Brazile recalls telling them, a reference to the character played by Lupita Nyong’o in the film, “12 Years a Slave.” “Y’all keep whipping me and whipping me and you never give me any money or any way to do my damn job. I am not going to be your whipping girl!”
The DNC has been plagued by poor fundraising efforts and soaring operational costs, while the RNC has excelled since President Trump won the White House. Brazile shines light on some of the outlandish spending habits under Wasserman Schultz, who spent big on “ridiculous” perks such as an assistant known as a body woman and a personal driver. According to Brazile, Obama was draining the DNC’s coffers with expensive polling projects in the twilight of his presidency.
According to the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker, Brazile claims that she “inherited a national party in disarray, in part because President Obama, Clinton and Wasserman Schultz were “three titanic egos” who had “stripped the party to a shell for their own purposes.””