To fully understand the level of angst still permeating the failed Hillary Clinton campaign team, it is wise to remember they were so entirely overconfident they actually rented out the entire Javitz center on election night.
That’s 840,000 square feet of celebratory venue on four levels stretching across six city blocks in New York City.
Team Clinton had convinced themselves the election outcome was merely a formality. Everyone in their concentric circles, including the media, was totally and completely convinced that Hillary Clinton was going to win. The loss was seismic, tectonic, and beyond jaw-dropping for their echo-chamber. It caught them entirely unprepared.
That’s the essential backdrop for a level of psychological and emotional denial the Clinton team just cannot bring themselves to overcome. Last night the severity of their collective grief was on full display during a panel discussion at Harvard University.
It’s somewhat of an election ritual where every four years at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government (CNN’s David Gergen President), opposing teams from the presidential campaigns answer questions together from the media and from each other.
However, this year, Clinton’s advisory team attacked Trump’s campaign team with racism charges, saying “I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.” But the Trump team didn’t take it laying down, and Kellyanne Conway fired right back.
Here’s the explosive confrontation:
Following the Harvard confrontation Kellyanne Conway, President-elect Donald Trump’s senior transition adviser, joined “CBS This Morning” from Harvard’s campus to discuss Thursday night’s heated forum discussion with Clinton strategists. In addition Ms. Conway discusses, Mr. Trump’s Carrier deal and potential Cabinet picks, including the still-open post for secretary of state.