It is now almost a year after her stunning electoral defeat and Hillary Clinton still hasn’t run out of people or things to blame. Matt Lauer has now emerged as one of the many culprits who worked to deny her the office to which she still feels entitled.
In her new book What Happened, Hillary Clinton went after NBC’s Matt Lauerfor his “Commander in Chief Forum” he held during the election.
She explained about how upset she was that at a town hall interview that was supposed to focus on foreign policy, Lauer spent a substantial amount of time on her email scandal.
“Now I was ticked off,” she wrote. “NBC knew exactly what it was doing here. The network was treating this like an episode of The Apprentice, in which [Donald] Trump stars and ratings soar. Lauer had turned what should have been a serious discussion into a pointless ambush. What a waste of time.”
Clinton even mentioned the urge she had to take matters into her own hands.
“I can’t say I didn’t fantasize about shaking some sense into Lauer while I was out there,” she admitted.
She accused Lauer of giving then-candidate Trump a “soft-pedal” interview.
“I was almost physically sick,” Clinton said.
Granny’s got some anger issues.
She’s also probably still suffering from that concussion if she truly believes that it was Trump who was getting favorable treatment from the media.
As her laundry list of excuses grows, it becomes more apparent that each of the rare times she pays lip service to taking some responsibility for the loss must pain her greatly. Once you’ve reached the “NBC News was Trump-friendly” stage, you’ve decided to take up permanent residence at Camp Denial.
Each excerpt from her new book is an exercise in blame deflection that has now taken on the feel of a very public nervous breakdown. This is a woman who is supposedly revered and respected by the few people close to her yet it would appear that no one cares enough about her to tell her to stop embarrassing herself in the public eye.
It’s not too much of a leap to infer from her pathetic attempt to remain relevant that she may be considering Hillary 3.0 for 2020. If so, that would indicate the degree to which people around her are willing to go to shield her from reality.
As pure political theater goes, however, it would be a lot of fun to see her make another run at the nomination, if only to see how quickly the Democrats reject her.