Hillary Clinton is a great politician, and she’s running on the progressive principles of her husband, Bill, and her daughter Chelsea.
But the two have a history of falling apart, and the most recent political fiasco has been their handling of the 2016 presidential race.
In the weeks before Election Day, the Clintons’ relationship with the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton herself deteriorated.
On the eve of the vote, Hillary Clinton’s campaign released a video claiming she “didn’t understand” how her campaign was losing, and that the party was “in a state of panic.”
“The DNC and the Hillary campaign have had to spend months working together to explain why they didn’t understand how they were losing the election and what it means for the country,” the Clinton campaign said in the video.
The Democratic National Convention was held in July 2016, a month after the DNC had officially been dissolved.
At that time, it was revealed that the DNC was controlled by Clinton campaign donors and was “brought to a screeching halt” after she was ousted from the presidential race in December 2016.
A week after that, in an interview with ABC News’ Diane Sawyer, Clinton admitted that she had “mistakenly” believed she could “win” the 2016 election.
“I made a mistake in thinking that if I could win, and I think I could have, that I could just get through the primaries and go on to be president of the United States,” she said.
The following month, after winning the Democratic nomination for president, Clinton’s relationship with her campaign collapsed further, with some Clinton allies accusing the campaign of being “a joke” and accusing the party of being run by Clinton’s former campaign manager, John Podesta.
Clinton was also facing backlash from other Democratic politicians and the party’s establishment.
Her husband was widely criticized for taking a private plane and traveling to a Caribbean island in a state that she was running against for president.
The incident drew widespread criticism.
“Hillary Clinton has proven time and time again that she is not a strong enough leader to lead the Democratic Party and the country she leads,” Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.), the former civil rights leader, said in a statement.
“She has shown a clear disdain for the office of the presidency, which is why the Democratic Leadership Council is so important in the future of our party.”
While the Clintons have faced some of the most contentious political moments in their political careers, their relationship with one another has been a source of concern for some.
In September, Hillary and Bill Clinton paid a visit to the White House to greet President Trump.
In his remarks, Trump referred to the Clintons as “people who have been in politics too long,” and called them “crooked Hillarys.”