During the last days of the campaign, Hillary and Bill Clinton had a real drag-out, knock-down fight about continuing to blame her slump in the polls on FBI Director James Comey and the imminent fear of defeat.
BILL IN LITTLE ROCK
“I was with Bill in Little Rock when he had this shouting match with Hillary on the phone and she accused Comey of reviving the investigation into her use of a private email server and reversing her campaign’s momentum,” stated one of Bill’s closest advisers.
“Bill didn’t buy the excuse that Comey would cost Hillary the election,” the source stated. “As far as he was concerned, all the blame belonged to campaign manager Robby Mook, campaign chairman John Podesta and Hillary because they displayed a tone-deaf attitude about the feeble economy and its impact on millions and millions of working-class voters.”
“Bill was so red in the face during that conversation with Hillary that I worried he was going to have a heart attack. He got so angry that he threw his phone off the roof of his penthouse apartment and toward the Arkansas River.”
ADVISERS IGNORING HIM
While campaigning, Bill had the feel that Hillary’s top advisers were ignoring him when he insisted that the economy should be the “centerpiece” of the campaign. He urged them time and time again to connect with those who had been left behind by the revolutions in globalization and technology.
“Bill said that constantly attacking Trump for his defects made Hillary’s staff and the media happy, but that it wasn’t a message that resonated with voters, especially in the rust belt,” the source further stated. “Bill always campaigned as a guy who felt your pain, but Hillary came across as someone who was pissed off at her enemy [Trump], not someone who was reaching out and trying to make life better for the white working class.”
This source also stated that Bill was relentlessly critical of the decision that Hillary made to turn down the invitation to address a St. Patrick’s Day event at Notre Dame University. Her campaign advisers killed the idea on the grounds that she did not need to reach out to the white Catholic audience.
“Bill also said that many African Americans were deeply disappointed with the results of eight years of Obama,” the source stated. “Despite more and more government assistance, blacks weren’t economically any better off, and black-on-black crime was destroying their communities. He said Hillary should have gone into the South Side of Chicago and condemned the out-of-control violence.”
Bill did admit that FBI Comey’s decision to revive Hillary’s email scandal did cause a problem for her campaign, but he believed that the issue had little influence on the outcome since it had already been burned into the decisions of many voters.
“A big part of Bill’s anger toward Hillary was that he was side-lined during the entire campaign by her advisers.” said the source. “He can’t be effective if he sees himself as just another hired hand”. Bill felt he wasn’t being listened to and he was infuriated. He does know something about campaigns and he said in the early part October Hillary and her advisers were blowing it.
HILLARY DIDN’T LISTEN
Hillary just wasn’t listening. She said that Bill’s ideas were out of touch and old. In the end, there was not anything he could have done about it since Hillary and her campaign were not listening to anything he said.