White House aide Kellyanne Conway attacked Hillary Clinton on Thursday while discussing Clinton’s new book, What Happened, which discusses the 2016 presidential campaign.
“She failed to make history, and she succeeds at making excuses,” Conway said on Fox & Friends. “And that is emblematic of a Democratic Party now that is so bereft of ideas and issues that they have to then play armchair psychiatrists.”
We’ve got Hillary Clinton, who Democrats are whispering all over this town, they wish that this book didn’t happen, that she would just either make herself useful or fade out of the limelight.
Excerpts of Clinton’s new book were released earlier this week, and they clearly have Trump rankled to provoke this kind of reaction from Conway.
In one of the more inflammatory (and much-quoted) excerpts, Clinton writes about last year’s second presidential debate in which Trump repeatedly stood ominously close to Clinton, dogging her steps across the stage as she gave her answers to the moderators’ questions before a national audience:
It was incredibly uncomfortable. He was literally breathing down my neck. My skin crawled. It was one of those moments where you wish you could hit pause and ask everyone watching, well, what would you do? Do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on as if he weren’t repeatedly invading your space? Or do you turn, look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, “Back up, you creep, get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women but you can’t intimidate me, so back up.”