Former interim head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) continues to create explosive headlines with her new book, “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns that Put Donald Trump in the White House.”
The first news stories focused on Brazile’s claim the Hillary Clinton campaign rigged the Democrat primary to favor Clinton over Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Now it’s reported Brazile feels the Clinton campaign treated her as a slave.
The Washington Post reports:
Brazile alleges that Clinton’s top aides routinely disrespected her and put the DNC on a “starvation diet,” depriving it of funding for voter turnout operations.
As one of her party’s most prominent black strategists, Brazile also recounts fiery disagreements with Clinton’s staffers — including a conference call in which she told three senior campaign officials, Charlie Baker, Marlon Marshall and Dennis Cheng, that she was being treated like a slave.
“I’m not Patsey the slave,” Brazile recalls telling them, a reference to the character played by Lupita Nyong’o in the film, “12 Years a Slave.” “Y’all keep whipping me and whipping me and you never give me any money or any way to do my damn job. I am not going to be your whipping girl!”
In addition to dealing the race card, Brazile says she also considered replacing Hillary Clinton with Vice President Joe Biden just before the election.
Former Democratic National Committee head Donna Brazile writes in a new book that she seriously contemplated setting in motion a process to replace Hillary Clinton as the party’s 2016 presidential nominee with then-Vice President Biden in the aftermath of Clinton’s fainting spell, in part because Clinton’s campaign was “anemic” and had taken on “the odor of failure.”
Members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign are fighting back.
Politico reports on the pushback against Brazile’s claims.
Top staffers from Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign on Saturday hit back at Donna Brazile’s description of the contest in her new book and her reported consideration of dumping Clinton from the party’s ticket.
“She is a longtime friend and colleague of many of us and has been an important leader in our party,” over 100 former staffers wrote of Brazile in an open letter published Saturday night. “But we do not recognize the campaign she portrays in the book.”
The fight for control of the Democrat Party is getting fierce.