Earlier this month, former DNC Chair Donna Brazile exposed Hillary Clinton by revealing that she had indeed rigged the 2016 Democratic presidential primaries against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. On Tuesday, Brazile dropped another bomb on Clinton when she sat down with FOX Business’ Stuart Varney on “Varney & Co” to say that she lost the 2016 presidential election because of the DNC hack, Russian meddling and Trump’s toxic message in three key Midwestern states.
Though Brazile initially said Clinton ran a “stellar campaign,” given headwinds, she changed her tune when Varney pressed her on this.
“She called tens of millions of people racist, sexist, homophobic, Islamophobic, bigots, deplorable, irremediable. Is that your world view too?” Varney asked.
“That’s not the way I would describe the American people. I know the American people are being generous. I know the American people are being fun-loving,” Brazile said.
“Yes exactly, so you understand how annoyed Americans get when they are labeled like this by a presidential candidate,” interjected Varney.
It was then that Brazile tried to backtrack and defend Clinton a bit.
“You know what’s more annoying than people being called something that they don’t think they are?” Brazile asked. “My mother used to say to me ‘Donna it’s not what they call you, it’s what you answer to.’ But it’s annoying also when you are called things because of the color of your skin or your gender, and so Secretary Clinton—she was called things in 2016 that no American should have been called.”
However, when she was asked if Clinton was a good candidate, Brazile replied, “Had I run her campaign, I would have run it differently.”
This comes after Brazile told ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday that her detractors in the Clinton campaign can “go to hell.”
“I’m going to tell my story,” she said. “Why am I supposed to be the only person who is unable to tell my story?”
Brazile also talked to Carlson about Clinton’s failing health, describing what she remembered about Clinton fainting on the 9/11 anniversary before the 2016 election.
“So you have this scene in the book that’s been much remarked upon, where Hillary’s really sick, you say she’s overworked, and she’s got a bronchial infection, maybe pneumonia, and she’s so sick, that you have this moment where you think maybe we need to replace her, maybe she won’t be able to continue, and that’s the point at which you said, ‘Maybe the Vice President would be a good replacement…’” Carlson began. “That’s such a big deal, that it was striking when I read that, I thought here there are a thousand reporters covering this campaign, and not one of them picked up anything like that, that the candidate’s health was that bad? That she was being considered maybe not able to finish? Do you think reporters knew that? How could they not know that?”
“Well let me just tell you, I had a lot of reporters were calling my office, calling my home, texting me, sending me emails,” Brazile responded. “In fact, there was a reporter that I mentioned that broke the story to me that she had fainted. And I immediately called up to Brooklyn and I tried to reach people on the road with her to find out if this was a rumor, as you well know, with the Russian meddling in our campaign, and yes, it happened, there were so many rumors that you had to debunk, and so by the time I saw the video, when the video went viral–you can imagine what was happening within the Democratic Party, what was happening inside of the inner circles…”
“Oh, I remember, and everything was fine. ‘Everything’s fine!’” Carlson interjected.
“Every five to seven minutes…Hillary is a friend,” Brazile added. “I cared about her health. I cared about her campaign but the last thing I want, I wanted to know how she was doing. I wanted to know if she was okay…”
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