Before former presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s book launched and appeared on shelves of bookstores across the United States, Amazon and Walmart cut the price of What Happened – her new memoir designed to inform paying Americans why and how she lost to her Republican rival for the White House, now-President Donald Trump.
Conservatives have tagged the Tuesday-released book as just another way for Clinton to vent and blame everyone but herself for blowing the 2016 election.
“It’s on the shelves – the comprehensive guide to not taking responsibility for an election loss by two-time presidential loser Hillary Rodham Clinton,” Townhall’s Matt Vespa announced. “Sure, she says the loss was on her, and that she will live with that for the rest of her life, but remember – James Comey, the media, Russia, sexism, Joe Biden, and Bernie Sanders are all to blame for torpedoing her presidential dreams.”
Promising to go away? Sort of …
Many liberals and conservatives alike are excited about one pledge Clinton made – but her disappearance from the public eye altogether is not likely … at least not anytime soon.
“Everyone knows Hillary Clinton just needs to go away,” Vespa asserted. “The Clinton era within the Democratic Party is coming to a close – though she says she’s still going to be active. Hillary Clinton the candidate is over, however, with the former first lady vowing to never run for office again.”
Depicted as just another front for Clinton’s “incessant whining” about her election loss last year, What Happened is looking to get more reads after Amazon and Walmart slashed the Simon and Schuster-published book’s price of $30 by 40 percent to $17.99 before its official release, according to the Washington Examiner.
Even though many of the “secrets” divulged in the book have already been publicized, it is believed that there is still some incentive for people to buy Clinton’s new book.
“Much of what's in her book has already been reported on – thanks to leaked copies of the Democratic presidential candidate's latest work,” Vespa informed. “The price cut, however, has likely helped to boost sales. It is No. 1 on Amazon.”
In addition to Clinton’s many miscues during her campaign, another embarrassing mistake has been exposed regarding her new book.
“Maybe her running mate, Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), could not get a copy of the book,” Vespa mused. “Yeah, in a rather awkward moment, Clinton’s running mate wasn’t even given an advance copy of this exercise in endless griping.”
Even the Left-leaning mainstream media could not understand how the once-leading Democrats still cannot get their act together.
“FWIW, Sen. Kaine tells me he hasn't read HRC's book yet – since he didn't receive an advance copy,” NBC News’ Marianna Sotomayor tweeted Monday. “Regardless, he's very ‘excited’ to read it.”
Trump not done beating Hillary yet …
Anxious to spar again after scoring a knockout against his former Democratic opponent last November, Trump took to Twitter once again to throw in a few jabs at Clinton as she continues to stagger and try to climb back up the ropes into the ring with her new book.
The same day her book hit the shelves, Trump was quick to fire a shot off on Twitter to trash Clinton’s memoir, which is riddled with attempts to bash Trump’s campaign and administration.
“Fascinating to watch people writing books and major articles about me, and yet they know nothing about me & have zero access. #FAKE NEWS!” Trump exclaimed in a tweet on Tuesday.
Without indicating that he personally read the former first lady’s book, Trump immediately attacked her work as being unreliable and inaccurate – at best.
“Trump has not explicitly commented on Clinton’s book, but the tweet seems to be clear attack on the tome that has been stealing headlines for the past week,” the New York Daily News reported.
With no more presidential debates left to hurl attacks on Trump, Clinton used a significant portion of her book to take shots at the president – attacks that she was unable to rattle off from behind her podium before the 2016 election.
“Clinton spends 500 pages dissecting the many factors she blames for her loss — and she saves most of her fiercest words for the man who defeated her,” the New York daily’s Jason Silverstein noted. “In one passage, Clinton likens Trump’s presidency to a mix of an Orwellian dystopia and a second Soviet Union.”
Without specifically saying that the Trump administration resembles the pigs in George Orwell’s book, Animal Farm – with its theme “Absolute power corrupts absolutely” – Clinton brings up another book written by the author to accuse Trump of being power-hungry.
“Attempting to define reality is a core feature of authoritarianism,” Clinton wrote in What Happened. “This is what the Soviets did when they erased political dissidents from historical photos. This is what happens in George Orwell’s classic novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four...For Trump, as with so much he does, it’s about simple dominance.”
Essentially challenging Trump to another duel of words, Clinton took aim at Trump’s “war on truth” by insisting that his supporters will believe anything he says.
“If he stood up tomorrow and declared that the Earth is flat, his counselor Kellyanne Conway might just go on Fox News and defend it as an ‘alternative fact,’ and too many people would believe it,” Obama’s former secretary of state claimed in her book.
Still unable to accept the fact that Trump fairly beat her at the ballot box last fall, Clinton tried to persuade Americans that he was the wrong choice by attempting to discredit him.
“Throughout the book, Clinton torches Trump as ‘hateful,’ a ‘flagrantly sexist,’ a ‘clear and present danger to the country and the world’ and a ‘fraud’ who ran a ‘reality TV show’ campaign,” Silverstein pointed out. “She calls him woefully unprepared for the job and mocks his endless distractions in the Oval Office.”
Failing to mention that former Democratic President Barack Obama spent more time on the golf course during his presidency than decades of his predecessors – combined – Clinton tried to infer that Trump spends a lot of his time on un-presidential matters.
“I sometimes wonder: If you add together his time spent on golf, Twitter and cable news, what’s left?” Clinton asked in her book.
Not stopping there, the former New York senator did not limit her blame to Trump and Republicans, as she insisted that her Democratic Primary challenger, world leaders, the man who released her from the FBI investigation, and even the Leftist mainstream media were all responsible for making her lose her bid for the presidency last year.
“Clinton also unleashes attacks on Bernie Sanders, James Comey, Vladimir Putin and The New York Times, among many others, for the role she says they played in her unexpected defeat,” Silverstein recounted from the book. “She admits to being blindsided by Trump's upset … and not even having a concession speech prepared for Election Day.”