Tag Archives: Hillary Clinton vs Donald Trump 2016

7 months later….Clinton And Trump keep swinging at each other….

With ALL the investigations going on about how the Russians helped Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton?

She is ‘angry’…..

With no worry about Trump sending  Attorney Gen. Sessions after her?

She is a woman on a mission to get HER view on how she won the vote but lost the election….

And Trump has NOT turned the other cheek ….

Hillary Clinton blamed her 2016 presidential election loss on a variety of sources — including Russian hackers, the Democratic Party, former FBI Director James Comey, the media, social media and misogyny — in a lengthy interview Wednesday.

Clinton struck a far more defiant tone in the appearance at Recode’s Code Conference than she had during her previous post-election accounts. While Clinton briefly apologized for using a private email server for official emails while she was secretary of State, much of the interview saw Clinton listing the external factors she felt led to her loss.

“I was the victim of a very broad assumption I was going to win,” Clinton said.

“I think a lot of people said, ‘We’ll get to this after the election, we aren’t going to worry about it right now,’ but that turned out to be a terrible mistake.”

Clinton started the interview defending her decision to use the email server, arguing that it was the largest issue that she had control over during the election.

Clinton said she believes that most informed people viewed the scandal as “the biggest nothing-burger ever,” even as she said the New York Times “covered it like it was Pearl Harbor.”

“Doing something others had done before was no longer acceptable in the new environment from which we found ourselves. There was no law against it, no rule against it, nothing of that sort,” she said….

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……Clinton criticized the Democratic National Committee’s data operation earlier Wednesday during a Q&A session at Recode’s Code Conference in Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif., saying that she “inherited nothing” from the party after she became its presidential nominee.

“I mean, it was bankrupt. It was on the verge of insolvency. Its data was mediocre to poor, nonexistent, wrong,” she said. “I had to inject money into it.”

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Donald Trump was quick to give his view of things….

President Trump blasted Hillary Clinton on Wednesday, saying that his former Democratic challenger “refuses to say she was a terrible candidate.”

“Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate. Hits Facebook and even Dems and DNC,” Trump wrote on Twitter…..

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Ah, although she was running against Trump and the Russians?

She HAS to REALLY share blame on a good party of her loss…

image…BuzzFeed.Com

Politico does a after action report on the 2016 Presidential race….

Excellent early ookback at the Race for President 2016…..

Gives us a look back at how Hillary Clinton ran and made mistakes that would cost her….How little clues about her loss would be right in front of the campaign people…But Clinton herself would NOT help deal with them….

Also looked back at how Donald Trump ran on his OWN internal’s….Fell down…But always seemed to find a way to get back with the people who would come to support him…..

The Piece IS long but well worth the read for those who would like to read about the campaign so soon  before the number of books hit the book stores….

10 Crucial Decisions That Reshaped America

…..George W. Bush—like Trump, a popular vote-losing winner whose unusual 2000 election victory cast a long shadow over his presidency—viewed politics as a series of “decision points.” Some, he argued in his memoir of that name, were made half-consciously in the frenzy of events, others after careful consultation.

That was the conclusion I arrived at, too, after dozens of interviews with senior Democrats and Republicans over the past 18 months: The outcome of the extraordinary campaign, which has left the country divided and disoriented six weeks before Inauguration Day, came down to a succession of decision points by the candidates, their opponents—and the nation’s top cop—some of which seemed consequential at the time, many of which didn’t.

If Trump leaped, his opponent looked, and for a long time. Hillary Clinton’s choices were, characteristically, painstakingly and privately concocted, befitting a two-time presidential candidate whose defining—and perhaps fatal—characteristic was risk aversion. The omens of defeat were everywhere if she was looking for them—nagging, disquieting, try-and-forget-what-just-happened whispers of looming catastrophe. But the biggest warning was one of the quietest, a razor flick of doubt at what should have been Clinton’s moment of triumph. On the night of July 28, the Bernie Sanders and Clinton supporters shouted in rare unison as their hero Barack Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention. “Four more years! Four more years! Four more years!” they chanted. This was not an option. Obama shushed them and reminded everybody—as he always did—that this was Clinton’s hour. Except, it wasn’t.

Trump, of course, couldn’t have been more different from Clinton—in process as in everything else. Improvisational and impulsive, Trump made decisions shaped by intuition, impelled by his branding genius and reality-TV showmanship, largely uninformed by research, polling, ideology or even fact. Above all, every call he made was buttressed by a sense of daring that allowed him to take advantage of every mistake made by every opponent he faced. This was a candidate who decided from Day One that he would win or lose on his own terms, playing the cable networks for free airtime, using his Twitter feed to communicate directly with the media and voters—as if the “Fireside Chats” were written by Don King—and eschewing traditional advertising for rowdy and rousing mass rallies like leather-lung politicians in the era before microphones.

Together, these choices, combined with lightning flashes of luck and happenstance, added up to the biggest surprise in a year of shocks. Here, then, are 10 decisions that defined the 2016 campaign—and changed the course of American history.

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