Hillary Clinton unleashed a “f–k-laced fusillade” about President Trump as they were preparing to debate in 2016, according to a new book.
The former Secretary of State took debate-prep sessions as “cathartic exercises” and her team members understood that she would sometimes go off on them, according to reporter Amy Chozick’s “Chasing Hillary.”
“‘You want authentic, here it is!’ she’d yelled in one 2016 prep session, followed by a f–k-laced fusillade about what a ‘disgusting’ human being Trump was and how he didn’t deserve to even be in the arena,” the book, out on Tuesday, recounts.
Chozick, who covered the 2016 campaign for the New York Times, also offered more nuggets from Clinton’s headquarters in Brooklyn, where aide Huma Abedin reportedly focused on debate prep.
She practiced trying to “create a prime-time TV moment” similar to one that Bill Clinton had during an exchange about the economy with a woman in 1992.
“Hillary would take a couple of steps toward the questioner, make eye contact, empathize,” according to “Chasing Hillary.”
Debate-prep sessions before later debates also included mention of rape allegations against Bill Clinton after Trump threatened to say “something extremely rough” about the former First Family, according to another session of the book.
The book, not an inside look at the campaign but a memoir from Chozick, also spends time discussing Clinton’s sometimes rocky relationship with the press as well as her struggles with doubts about the “authenticity” she mentioned in her reported Trump rant.
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