A new book set to hit the shelves by The Hill’s senior White House correspondent Amie Parnes drops a bombshell about what happened to Hillary Clinton on Election Night as she watched her coronation dreams fade to black.
Hoo-boy, can you imagine what it must have been like in her “war room?” Here she is, starting out the evening dreaming of the curtains in the Oval Office, only to find out hours later it’s curtains for her.
But apparently she didn’t want to give up the fight…until she got a call from President Obama.
BizPac Review reports, As results seemed to turn against her on election night, Hillary Clinton reportedly received a call from President Obama urging her to concede the race to Donald Trump.
“You need to concede,” Obama told the former Democratic presidential nominee as she and her campaign team watched results slip in key Rust Belt states, according to The Hill, citing sources in an upcoming book by its senior White House correspondent Amie Parnes.
Campaign chairman John Podesta was sent to tell the Clinton crowd in Manhattan’s Javits Center to go home but assured them that every vote would be counted. But, not getting the miracle turnaround they were hoping for in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania, Clinton admitted defeat and placed a call to Trump around 2:30 a.m.
“There was a lot of discussion about Michigan and Wisconsin and whether the numbers could flip it,” a source said, according to the Hill. The final numbers in those states, in which Green Party candidate Jill Stein is currently seeking recounts, were so close that Clinton might not have made that call to Trump without the push from Obama, according to the source.
“If anybody knew what actually happened that night, no one would have conceded,” the source said.
Apparently swayed by Obama’s call, Clinton ended the waiting before Podesta even returned to the room at the Peninsula Hotel in Manhattan.
“Just give me the phone,” a frustrated Clinton said. “I’m calling him.”
Anyone else see the irony and humor in fact that it took a call from OBAMA to make Hillary Clinton face reality and concede?? https://t.co/aHGG78uGYd
— Nina Bookout (@NDBook96) November 25, 2016
This is infuriating:
— (@leahmcelrath) November 25, 2016
— Citizen1452 (@Citizen1452) November 26, 2016
Folks, this may not be over yet. What’s that saying about “it ain’t over till the lady in the pantsuit sings?”