Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” while discussing former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton saying she would have won the 2016 election if it had been held a day before FBI Director James Comey reopened the investigation into her private email server, President Barack Obama’s former White House communications director Jen Psaki expressed doubt in Clinton claim.
Psaki said, “I do think if you look at her comments of what she said about it would have been guaranteed she would have won on October 27, we don’t really know that. Was sexism a factor? Yes. Was Comey a factor, Russia a factor? Absolutely. But I’ve watched a lot of focus groups and looked at a lot of polling and the perception of her was baked into the cake for about ten years. I would encourage any Democrat running this year, whether they are a challenging or vulnerable incumbent to look at the focus groups that Priorities USA did in Wisconsin and Michigan. They talked to Obama/Trump voters. And what came out of them, those focus groups was something very alarming which is the perception that we’re fighting for the rich people we are fighting for the one percent, and if we don’t change what we are doing, if we don’t listen more, we will keep losing.”
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