Hillary Claims She ‘Kept Going’ After Election Defeat

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Amber Athey Podcast Columnist
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In her latest demonstration that she has zero self-awareness, Hillary Clinton claimed she “kept going” after she lost to Donald Trump in 2016.

In her new book “What Happened,” Clinton contrasts her response to defeat to that of her husband, Bill Clinton, when he lost the Arkansas governorship in 1980.

“Losing is hard for everyone, but losing a race you thought you would win is devastating,” she writes. “I remember when Bill lost his reelection as Governor of Arkansas in 1980. He was so distraught at the outcome that I had to go to the hotel where the election night party was held to speak to his supporters on his behalf.”

“For a good while afterward, he was so depressed that he practically couldn’t get off the floor,” she continues. “That’s not me. I keep going.”

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Clinton clearly forgot when she had to send out her campaign chairman, John Podesta, on election night to speak at her victory party when it was clear she could no longer win the presidency.

“It’s been a long night, and it’s been a long campaign. But I can say, we can wait a little longer, can’t we?” Podesta said at 2 AM, telling Clinton’s supporters that she would not speak that night because more votes had to be counted.

Clinton finally conceded the race at 2:40 AM, and later said she coped with losing by drinking a lot of wine and doing a lot of yoga. Oh, and don’t forget those walks in the woods.

But yeah, she “keeps going.”

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