Media Matters founder David Brock blames Hillary Clinton’s campaign staffers for her 2016 election loss.
The Free Beacon obtained a copy of a speech Brock is set to deliver to Democratic donors, in which he claims Clinton staffers refused to use opposition research compiled by Brock’s Super-PAC, American Bridge 21st Century, that would have led to Donald Trump’s defeat.
In the speech, Brock argued Clinton should have characterized Trump “not just [as] a sexual predator, but also an economic predator.”
“Top strategists [within the Clinton campaign], however, chose not to push,” that narrative, Brock’s speech reads.
“Bridge amassed reams of evidence of Trump screwing over average Americans with his predatory business practices, but as we did no paid advertising, we were only able to shop these soties in earned media,” he continued. “Much of the public never heard the devastating personal testimonials of Trump’s treachery and greed collected by Bridge, which, in retrospect, might well have moved some of the working class white voters.”
“Did Hillary’s own campaign rob her of the only anti-Trump argument that would have opened up the all-important economic issue to her advantage?” the speech rhetorically asks. “That’s the inescapable conclusion.”
You can read Brock’s full remarks below.