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Donna Brazile On Trump’s Misquote: ‘Never Said Hillary Rigged The Election’


Donna Brazile On Trump’s Misquote: ‘Never Said Hillary Rigged The Election’

Former DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile took to Twitter on Friday to push back against President Trump’s claim that she admitted in a forthcoming book that Hillary Clinton “stole” the Democratic presidential primary, accusing him of misquoting her book.

“Today’s lesson: Being quoted by Donald Trump means being MIS-quoted by Donald Trump. Stop trolling me,” she tweeted, along with the hashtag #NeverSaidHillaryRiggedElection.

“Mr President, please — go back to attacking me,” she wrote in another tweet. “It’s better than having my own words scrambled and spewed out by you.”

Trump accused Clinton on Friday of stealing the Democratic primary from Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), calling for the FBI and the Justice Department to launch investigations into Clinton and her campaign.

“The real story on Collusion is in Donna B’s new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie!” Trump wrote in a Friday morning tweet.

The Hill added:

In the excerpt from Brazile’s book, the former party chief writes that she was suspicious about whether the Clinton campaign sought to tilt the nominating process in the eventual nominee’s favor and that she uncovered a 2015 agreement that essentially gave the Clinton campaign control of the party, well before the former secretary of State secured the nomination.

“If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead,” Brazile wrote. “This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.”

However, nowhere in the piece does Brazile mention that Politico reported the fundraising agreement between the DNC and Clinton when it happened, nor does she mention that the Sanders campaign also signed a joint fundraising agreement with the DNC. Sanders could have raised even more money for his campaign and the DNC through that same agreement, but he ultimately refused.



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