Bad blood is still boiling between top operatives of the President-elect Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton presidential campaigns. The hard feelings blew up during a “discussion” at the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics. A conversation intended to record history by drawing out the internal deliberations of both campaigns.
There was the usual periods of calm, substantive discussion about data, metrics and target states, but occasionally the nastiness of campaign surfaced. At one point Hillary’s Kellyanne Conway and Trump’s Kellyanne Conway turned the event into a catfight, complete talking and yelling and over each other:
David Bossie: It’s ridiculous and to be candid with you the guy is an unbelievably brilliant strategist who is really a terrific guy who, as Kellyanne just said, a guy who has a Harvard pedigree and is getting attacked by people who have no idea who he is…Listen he gets held to a standard that none of these other folks are held to.
Jennifer Palmieri: Dan, If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant stra…a brilliant tactician, I am glad to have lost. And when Hill…Give me a minute, David. I am more proud of Hillary Clinton’s alt-right speech than any other moment on the campaign because she had the courage to stand up. I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.
Kellyanne Conway: No you wouldn’t.
Conway: No you wouldn’t.
Palmieri: Yes, yes.
Conway: That’s very clear to me. No you wouldn’t, respectfully. I’m sorry, how exactly did we win? No, go for it, Jen, how exactly did we win? I’d like to know because I sacrificed the last four months of my life to do it, excuse me. And we did it. And we did it by looking at the schedule and looking at, yes, the electoral map of 270 because that’s how you win the presidency. And we went places and we were either ignored or mocked roundly by most of the people in this room but I have a smile on my face at all times and we did it by focusing with Steve Bannon and Dave Bossie and everybody you see here…
Palmieri: You did, Kellyanne. You did,
Conway: Do you think you could have just had a decent message for white, working-class voters. How about, it’s Hillary Clinton, she doesn’t connect with people? How about, they have nothing in common with her? How about, she doesn’t have an economic message? …
“Hey guys, we won. Accept the results of the election. He was the better candidate. That’s why we won.
THIS IS A CONSERVATIVE VIEWPOINT