For nearly a year now, Hillary Clinton — absolutely obliterated in the 2016 presidential election — has been telling anyone who will listen that it wasn't her fault.
The bitter two-time loser blames former FBI director James Comey, Russia, computer bots, Wikileaks, Bernie Sanders, Facebook, Joe Biden, fake news, Twitter, voter ID laws, the vast right-wing conspiracy, sexism, Barack Obama, ageism, Anthony Weiner, white women, xenophobia, black people, the electoral college, the DNC, misogyny — is that all? Wait, also all those Americans too stupid to vote for her — for her crushing defeat.
And now she's about to take a nationwide book tour (with a few stop in Canada, for some reason), where she's charging up to $3,000 a seat so people can hear her list of excuses in person.
And that's all really sad, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said on Tuesday.
"I think it’s sad that after Hillary Clinton ran one of the most negative campaigns in history and lost, and the last chapter of her public life is going to be now defined by propping up book sales with false and reckless attacks. And I think that that's a sad way for her to continue this work," Sanders said.
Sanders ws asked by a reporter if President Trump would be reading Hillary's new book, "What Happened."
"Whether or not he’s going to read Hillary Clinton’s book, I am not sure. But I would think that he’s pretty well-versed on 'what happened,'" Sanders said with a smile. "And I think it’s pretty clear to all of America."
What happened was Hillary got her butt kicked. American rejected her politics, her campaign style — and especially the person she is — in choosing a former reality TV star with no experience in politics. It was the kind of rejection that would make most people realize that people just don't like her.
But not Hillary. She's been everywhere this week as she re-emerged to start pitching her memoir — Sunday talk shows, sitting for intimate interviews with newspapers. She'll kick off her tour this coming Monday in Washington, D.C., where the sponsors are describing the evening's event thus:
She’ll connect with audiences in a conversation about a story that’s personal, raw, detailed and surprisingly funny. She’ll take you with her on her journey and talk about What Happened, what’s next, and what’s on your mind.
What you’ll see will be her story—Live. Her story of resilience, how to get back up after a loss, and how we can all look ahead.
It’s about Hillary's experience as a woman in politics—she lets loose on this topic, and others, in a way she never has before.
Of course, it'll be anything but that. Hillary gave her fans a taste of what to expect as she showed up at a bookstore in New York City on Tuesday to sign her new tome.
She arrived nearly an hour late as hundreds waited in the heat, did not make even a short speech to the crowd, and refused photos, the New York Post wrote in a great article that captures the real Hillary.
Hillary’s attendees were willing to follow any directive. There were many, and here, in part, were the written instructions:
“A limited number of wristbands for entry will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis with purchase of the featured title at Barnes & Noble Union Square. Hillary Rodham Clinton will sign copies of her new release, What Happened and the 2017 illustrated children’s edition of It Takes a Village, no exceptions or personalizing. She will sign up to two books per customer, one of which must be What Happened. No other books or memorabilia please. Posed photos or selfies will not be taking place . . . Book purchase and wristbands are both required to meet the author, no exceptions. Customers without wristbands will not be allowed to participate in any capacity.”
In other words, everyone was here to serve two purposes: To make sure “What Happened” debuts at No. 1 on the bestseller list and to line Hillary’s pockets. (At least she wasn’t surcharging $89-$3,000 per head, as she is at forthcoming events.)