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Clinton Feared Trump Might Actually Lock Her Up

Hillary Clinton reveals in her new book that Donald Trump frightened her during last year’s presidential race when he threatened to put her behind bars.

“In my head, I heard the vicious ‘Lock her up!’ chants that had echoed through Trump’s rallies,” the Democratic nominee wrote. “In our second debate, Trump had said that if he won, he’d send me to prison. Now he had won. I had no idea what to expect.”

The Daily Mail pointed out that Clinton had nothing to fear, as Trump has not pressured the Justice Department to prosecute her. After taking office, the president admitted that the taunt on the campaign trail was “all for show.” Clinton wrote that “the joke, it turned out, was on us.” Recalling her experience at Trump’s inauguration, she added: “There was a decent chance I’d get booed or be met with ‘Lock her up!’ chants.”

Clnton’s book about the election, titled “What Happened?” has made headlines because of her allegations that many people were to blame for her surprising defeat. She pointed the finger at Russia, for its hacking of Democratic Party officials that uncovered embarrassing information; former FBI Director James Comey, for persisting in investigating the former secretary of state’s email practices; and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, for reminding voters about her corporate donors and large speaking fees.

Clinton also is blaming women who protested the rise of Trump but did not turn out at the polls. She cited the mammoth crowds at the Women’s March on Washington and similar events across the country. “I couldn’t help but ask where those feelings of solidarity, outrage and passion had been during the election,” Clinton wrote. While she won the national popular vote by more than 3 million ballots, the Democratic candidate lost in the Electoral College because Trump scored upset victories in several northern Rust Belt states.

Clinton claimed that another person who harmed her presidential ambitions was Matt Lauer, the host of NBC’s “Today” show, who moderated a forum aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid in New York less than two months before the election. Clinton wrote that she became “ticked off” and “almost physically sick” when Lauer asked repeated questions about her email controversy. “Lauer had turned what should have been a serious discussion into a pointless ambush,” she charged.

According to the Daily Mail, other reasons Clinton has cited for losing the election include “anti-American forces,” “low-information voters,” inaccurate polls, Obama’s two-term presidency and people looking for “change,” women voters in the suburbs, The New York Times and television news outlets, Netflix, social media, both major political parties and former Vice President Joe Biden.

Former President Obama apparently was among the millions of Americans who were stunned when Trump won. Clinton recalled that on the night before the election, Obama hugged her and said: “You’ve got this. I’m so proud of you.” Clinton wrote that when the results became apparent, the ex-president urged her to not delay in publicly conceding that she had lost.

Source: Daily Mail
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