Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Trump White House counselor to the president Kellyanne Conway reacted to remarks made by Hillary Clinton, President Donald Trump’s general election opponent last fall, on why she lost.
Clinton argued she was on her way to winning but stumbled along the way because FBI Director James Comey revealed he was reopening an investigation into an improper email server she had set up during her tenure as secretary of state just weeks before the general election.
Conway disagreed with Clinton’s assessment and pointed to polling in key battleground states as proof that Clinton still would have lost the election. She went on to attribute Clinton’s remarks to a “lack of self-awareness.”
“[W]hat happened is Donald Trump continued with his strategy of going and connecting with voters doing seven, eight rallies a day toward the end,” she said. “Sure, we had a fraction of the money, a fraction of staff. But we had a much better candidate and actual economic message for working-class America. And what happened was the undercover Trump voter that I started talking about last July under a hail of criticism was real. People came out for him in the end. They wanted to vote for change. They wanted to vote against stale policies. They did not want a third term of Barack Obama. And to the extent that Hillary Clinton had hidden voters, they are still hidden. Even yesterday — the lack of self-awareness was stunning. The idea that she ignored Wisconsin meant that Wisconsin ended up ignoring her. And the idea she yet again that mentioned I won the popular vote. You know what the prizes for that? A participation trophy and second place.”
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