During an interview on Fox News this Thursday, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed Hillary Clinton’s newly released book, “What Happened.” She mocked the book, calling it no more than a list of reasons why Clinton couldn’t defeat in the 2016 presidential elections.
During the interview, host Steve Doocy prompted Sanders, “She [Clinton] made the observation that perhaps the Electoral College should be done away with because, you know, she won the popular vote,” Doocy said. “What do you think about that?”
Sanders replied, “I think Hillary Clinton, this is about the 900th excuse that she’s given for why she lost, and I think this book tour has done nothing but prove to America they were right in the decision that they made in putting Donald Trump in the Oval Office and not Hillary Clinton.” Sanders argued that Clinton’s book has merely “re-identified” the reasons why she failed to be good candidate and highlights how she would never make a good president. “She has just re-identified all of the reasons that she was not going to be a good candidate and that she wasn’t going to be a successful president, and that’s why they chose Donald Trump,” Sanders said.
Talking about Trump being a deserving candidate, Sanders noted, “He actually had a message. He was focused on solving problems, not placing blame, which is what most of her campaign was about.” And added, “He had a message, and he is certainly carrying that through as we move into the fall with a very ambitious legislative agenda.”
This is in reference to a Wednesday interview that Clinton conducted with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, in which she cured the, “godforsaken Electoral College.” Clinton complained, “If you look at our recent history, we’ve had several candidates, nominees, who’ve won the popular vote and lost the Electoral College,” she said. “What does that say? It says that an anachronism that was designed for another time that no longer works.”
Clinton expressed that she is favor of a “one person one vote” system, and argued for the elimination of the Electoral College – a move which would all but guarantee that two states, New York and California, choose the President.