Hillary Clinton just cannot let it go. The failed email server owner/presidential candidate has found someone new to blame for her loss last November to Donald Trump. And one of the people she threw under the bus just issued a profanity-laced response.
At the Recode Conderence in California this week, Hillary blames…wait for it…The Democratic National Committee for not having her back during the election season.
Clinton said the DNC was too poor to give her more resources, and said their database was in horrible shape and of no help to her.
In response, the former head of data science for the DNC tweeted out that her claims were “f*****g bulls**t.”
“I take responsibility for every decision I make – but that’s not why I lost,” Clinton said Wednesday at the Recode Code Conference in California.
The former Democratic standard-bearer was perhaps her most forthcoming at Recode, even slamming her party for an inept election operation.
“It was bankrupt, it was on the verge of insolvency, its data was mediocre to poor, non-existent, wrong,” Clinton said. “I had to inject money into it – the DNC – to keep it going.”
But those charges drew a swift rebuke from former DNC director of data science Andrew Therriault, who fired off a series of tweets on Thursday critical of Clinton — before deleting them.
“DNC data folks: today’s accusations are f—— b——-, and I hope you understand the good you did despite that nonsense,” Therriault wrote in one message.
Clinton on Wednesday night also took aim at The New York Times – typically viewed as a left-leaning publication – for treating her secret server scandal “like it was Pearl Harbor.”
And the man in charge of that server investigation, Comey, didn’t escape Clinton’s wrath, either – particularly at issue for Clinton was the letter Comey sent to Congress late in the campaign announcing new evidence in the case may have been discovered. Comey ultimately never recommended Clinton be prosecuted.
“I can’t look inside the guy’s mind,” Clinton said. “He dumped that on me on Oct. 28, and I immediately start falling.”
She told a Women for Women International event in early May: “…if the election had been on Oct. 27, I’d be your president.”
“It wasn’t a perfect campaign – there is no such thing – but I was on the way to winning until the combination of Jim Comey’s letter on Oct. 28 and Russian WikiLeaks raised doubts in the minds of people who were inclined to vote for me but got scared off,” Clinton said, drawing a link between anti-secrecy site WikiLeaks and its rumored connection to Russian spies who allegedly meddled in the 2016 election.
Misogyny is named as a factor in a May 26 New York Magazine article.
“Once I moved from serving someone – a man, the president – to seeking that job on my own, I was once again vulnerable to the barrage of innuendo and negativity and attacks that come with the territory of a woman who is striving to go further,” Clinton said.
Here is video of her remarks.