It took Hillary Clinton more than 400 pages to explain to readers “what happened” to her presidential aspirations last year, but Donald Trump managed to get the job done in less than 280 characters this week. In this, as in nearly everything on the campaign trail last year, the real estate billionaire from New York City once again proved to be the former Secretary of State’s better.
Before we get to Trump’s heartbreakingly accurate assessment of Hillary’s failings, let’s talk a little about Clinton’s somewhat embarrassing media tour to promote her new book, “What Happened.” To call it a blame game would be to undersell the desperation of her scapegoating, finger-pointing lack of accountability. In every page of the book, in every interview with the media, and every tweet from her account, she reassures doubting voters that they made the right choice last November. In a very real – if unintentional – sense, she is quite capably revealing exactly “what happened” with every word that comes out of her mouth.
If Clinton had been as skilled as a presidential contender as she is in finding new individuals and organizations to blame for her loss, she would have easily become the 45th President of the United States. And if she had been that skilled in the job, she would have been far and away the finest president this country has ever seen. Because when it comes to casting blame on anyone and everyone but herself, she is a 3rd-degree black belt. She’s the chairman and CEO. She is the Queen of Blame, Mother of Scapegoats, Heir to the throne of It’sNotMyFaultLand.
It was Bernie Sanders’ fault. Vladimir Putin’s. James Comey’s. Matt Lauer’s. Sexism’s. The DNC’s. The media’s. WikiLeaks. Voter ID laws. The vast right wing conspiracy. Alex Jones.
It goes on and on.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing) but herself for her election loss,” Trump wrote on Thursday. “She lost the debates and lost her direction!”
Simple. To the point. Accurate.
“The ‘deplorables’ came back to haunt Hillary,” he continued. “They expressed their feelings loud and clear. She spent big money but, in the end, had no game!”
And that’s ballgame. You don’t need to read a 400-page book to get the gist of what happened. We were all there. We lived through it. There’s no mystery. Hillary Clinton was still playing by the old, establishment rules of politics in a year where voters were starving for change. She wouldn’t change – couldn’t change – and her career of corruption finally caught up to her.
And the fact that she can’t see that is all the evidence we need that she would have made a disastrous president.