NBC Senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing found the silver lining in Hillary Clinton’s campaign: she should do better than Horace Greeley, another Chappaqua, New York resident who ran for president.
Not familiar with Greeley? Here’s a quick brief: he was a member of the U.S. House of Representatives for three months and ran against Ulysses S. Grant in the 1872 presidential election but he lost in a landslide.
During a segment on “MSNBC Live” on Monday, Jansing told host Chris Matthews, “This is not the first time that Chappaqua could produce a nominee for president of the United States. [In] 1872, Horace Greeley, who as you may recall got his clock cleaned by Ulysses S. Grant and was said to be so despondent that three weeks later, before the Electoral College met, he actually died.”
“Hillary Clinton’s prospects here, far better. This is a Democratic town. She is expected to win here handily, Chris,” Jansing claimed as she held back laughter, as flagged by the Washington Free Beacon.