Liberal Politico Reporter: Clinton Campaign ‘Collapsing Completely’

Alex Griswold Media Reporter
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Politico senior staff writer Glenn Thrush opined on Twitter that the Hillary Clinton 2016 presidential campaign was “collapsing completely” before it started, and that she “shouldn’t even bother to enter the race.” (RELATED: Politico’s Love Affair With Hillary’s Email Press Conference)

Thrush didn’t explain exactly which story led him to believe Clinton’s campaign was “collapsing.” In the past few days, Politico has published stories detailing Clinton’s questionable treatment of White House staff, the Clinton Foundation’s acceptance of $1 million from Morocco in return for an event with its king, and Clinton’s slipping poll numbers in Colorado and Iowa.

Thrush has also been fairly forgiving of Clinton in the past. When she screwed up the name of a civil rights hero during a 2013 speech before the American Bar Association, Thrush claimed it wasn’t a gaffe, but a “verbal typo.”

UPDATE: Bowing to a flurry of press attention, Thrush has now stated that he was joking about Clinton “collapsing.”

Clearly rattled, Thrush urged his Twitter followers to “move on. I don’t care about this”

CORRECTION: He still cares.

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