'Mr. President, I'm Sorry:' Clinton Apologized To Obama After Crushing Election Loss

The night Clinton said what she never expected to say: 'Congratulations, Donald'

According to a new book chronicling her 2016 campaign, titled Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign, the former Secretary of State called Obama with her tail between her legs.

The call with Schale marks the beginning of a riveting account of the final, terrible hours of Clinton's long pursuit of the presidency, as told by reporters Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes in their insidery new book, "Shattered".

As the book discloses, the first sign that Hillary was likely going to lose the presidential bid came when she received a call from Florida.

It took one more phone call from the president - to Clinton's campaign chairman, John Podesta - before she asked close aide, Huma Abedin, for the phone and uttered the words she never thought she would say: "Congratulations, Donald".

"After the concession to Trump, President Obama calls to deliver that consolation message and she picks up the phone reluctantly, and she walks away from the table where she has been talking to her aids and she steps into a room".

In fact, almost everyone in the business of politics thought she would win --including many of Trump's own people.

While the Federal Bureau of Investigation determined Clinton's practices broke no laws, Director James Comey said in a July 2016 press conference her email practices were "extremely careless". They were proposing Clinton do a series of interviews with television "beat reporters", the journalists who covered Clinton's every move on the campaign trail, beginning with me. Obama's legacy and the dreams of her presidency lay shattered at Donald Trump's feet.

"Mr. President", she said.

Clinton admitted to an aide that she "engenders bad reactions from people" - The book claims that Clinton admitted that her personality did not appeal to many ordinary voters, a theory confirmed by her election defeat.

When Trump eventually came on the line Clinton conceded graciously.

"Mr President", Clinton said softly. We learn that Bill Clinton did not believe she should apologize, as neither he nor she felt there had been any wrongdoing. Bernie Sanders of Vermont - and Independent who registered as a Democrat to run in the primary - ran a serious campaign against her, 2020 is expected to have big names making serious runs, including Democratic Sen.

Soon after, President Barack Obama personally phoned her and told her there was no coming back and she had to concede.

"She had let him down".

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