Wolf Blitzer had a little trouble digesting Donald Trump’s Tuesday victory in the 2016 presidential election.
“If Hillary Clinton has conceded, that is dramatic,” Blitzer told fellow CNN hosts John King and Dana Bash. “That is a dramatic development, Dana, and to hear the words president elect, we haven’t yet projected that — but you’re saying Clinton made a formal call to Donald Trump to concede?”
“That’s correct,” Bash responded. “I’m talking to a source who was there for it and telling me that that conversation did happen. Hillary Clinton has made it very clear to her opponent that she believes that he will be the next president of the united states and not her.”
“And you’re also hearing she is still not going to speak tonight?” Blitzer added as a follow-up. “Donald Trump momentarily, we assume will be addressing that very enthusiastic crowd there, but she won’t.”
“We don’t have any word that the plans will change,” the CNN senior political correspondent responded. “It’s pretty clear that that phone call gave a green light to Donald Trump to make his speech.”
Blitzer then felt the need to reiterate the sentiment for the CNN audience.
“So if her aides are telling her it’s over and she makes that phone call to Donald Trump congratulating him on winning the presidency, they obviously have given up at this point and Hillary Clinton has done what she thinks is the right thing.”