Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton did not take her historic loss at the hands of President Donald Trump well, according to a new book that sheds more light on Election Day 2016.
“I knew it. I knew this would happen to me,” Clinton said, according to an upcoming book by New York Times reporter Amy Chozick. “They were never going to let me be president,” the former first lady reportedly added.
The book, titled “Chasing Hillary: Ten Years, Two Presidential Campaigns, and One Intact Glass Ceiling,” is set to hit shelves next week and is already receiving pushback from those close to the Clinton camp.
“Amy was not always an honest broker, and this book seems to be more of the same. It ridicules people with a smile, contributing little to the public discourse,” a former campaign staffer told The Daily Beast regarding the author.
However, “Chasing Hillary” also delves into the “basket of deplorables” debacle of September 2016.
Clinton told aides that she “really messed up,” according to the book. But the author writes that “Hillary always broke down Trump supporters into three baskets.”
“The Deplorables always got a laugh, over living-room chats in the Hamptons, at dinner parties under the stars on Martha’s Vineyard, over passed hors d’oeuvres in Beverly Hills, and during sunset cocktails in Silicon Valley,” Chozick writes.
“Chasing Hillary” is the latest in a string of high-profile books chronicling the 2016 presidential election. Clinton published her own memoir on the campaign last year.
In the book, Clinton called out Trump for his actions during the second presidential debate. “This is not OK, I thought. It was the second presidential debate and Donald Trump was looming behind me,” she wrote.
“Do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye, and say loudly and clearly ‘Back up you creep.'”