After the election, Joe Biden criticized Hillary Clinton for not focusing on middle class families enough. She attacks him for it in her new book.
Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened,” hits bookshelves next week, but tidbits about what’s inside are already leaking out.
While Clinton’s book is full of praise for her Democratic colleagues, she also offers as blunt an assessment of their weaknesses as they offered of hers.
“Joe Biden said the Democratic Party in 2016 “did not talk about what it always stood for — and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class,'” Clinton writes. “I find this fairly remarkable, considering that Joe himself campaigned for me all over the Midwest and talked plenty about the middle class.”
Incredibly, despite time and distance from the events mentioned, Clinton does not seem to acknowledge that Biden’s criticism is that she, the Democratic nominee, did not focus more on middle class issues. While Biden, acting as a campaign surrogate, discussing these issue is all well and good, it does not replace the candidate publicly addressing these issues on a regular basis herself.
Though perhaps upsetting to some, Clinton’s pattern of blaming others for her loss has become a theme since November 2016. Early read-outs from Clinton’s book indicated she would lay the blame for her loss on Russian election interference and FBI Director James Comey’s investigation of her private email server.
At a Recode conference in May, Clinton also blamed the Democratic National Committee and the New York Times’ coverage of her private email server as additional reasons for her loss.
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