Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened,” has been obtained by CNN, and she has some words for the criticism that former Vice President Joe Biden has spoken about her campaign. Clinton openly questions Biden’s assessment that the Democrats did not focus on the middle class in the midst of the campaign.
“Joe Biden said the Democratic Party in 2016 ‘did not talk about what it always stood for — and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class,'” Clinton said in her new book. “I find this fairly remarkable, considering that Joe himself campaigned for me all over the Midwest and talked plenty about the middle class,” she noted.
The comments that Hillary Clinton was referring to were made by the former vice president when he criticized the Democratic strategy to win over working-class voters. They were the safe voting bloc historically for the party.
“Because of the negative campaign that [President Donald] Trump ran, how much did we hear about that guy making 50,000 bucks on an assembly line, [and] the woman — his wife — making $28,000 as a hostess?” Biden said in May.
“They have $78,000, two kids, [are] living in a metropolitan area, and they can hardly make it,” Biden continued, noting, “When was the last time you heard us talk about those people?”
Clinton doesn’t just address the criticism from Biden in her book when discussing her shocking loss. The former first lady and candidate gave some candid assessments of former FBI Director James Comey and Russian President Vladimir Putin for their actions during the campaign.
Clinton even has some frank words for former President Obama. She said that he could have issued a stronger response to Russian election meddling.
“What Happened” is set to be officially released on September 12. Do you think this is going to be a best seller? Who do you think will take the most heat for the Clinton loss? Will she take responsibility for her defeat?
Credit: The Hill