Hillary Clinton hasn’t been able to shake off the shock of losing the 2016 election even after nine months, or 270 some-odd days. That’s also how many sleepless nights her former campaign chairman and longtime friend John Podesta has had.
Speaking with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota on Wednesday, Podesta complained that President Trump still boasts about his win and also admitted he’s so burdened by Clinton’s electoral loss that he can’t sleep:
"It's unprecedented. You never saw that behavior from any other president who's talking about the person they beat. I think it really just bugs the hell out of him that she got three million more votes than he did and he keeps coming back to that.
"Obviously, you know, we bear the burden of having lost the Electoral College, so I lose sleep about that every night.”
Podesta said that Clinton is so far under Trump’s skin that he bashes her to deflect from his failures as president.
Camerota asked what Clinton says about it all, and, naturally, Podesta pumped her upcoming book, What Happened:
"Well look, I think she'll have something to say about that when her book comes out mid-September, and I think she's reflected on the mistakes that she made, what she might have done different, but I think she'll also talk about where the country is and how to move forward. That's what she's always done in her life when she's gotten knocked down. She's tried to make a positive contribution coming out of that, and I think that that's what this book will attempt to do."
We got an exclusive look at Podesta after reading the first page: