Alisyn Camerota, co-host of CNN’s New Day, this week sat down with a group of Hillary Clinton supporters. They aired their grievances with Camerota and discussed the night of Clinton’s loss, and why they believe it happened. Camerota asks the participants to talk about what it was like the moment they knew Donald Trump was going to win.
“It felt like a punch in the gut. A nightmare. I think by 10:15 I was upstairs with my head in the pillow, crying.” said Sally Rosenwasser.
Ms. Rosenwasser continued,
“I didn’t go to work the next day. I was so sad.”
Another supporter, Carol Evans, interjected her own thoughts, which were fueled not by sadness, but by anger:
“That deep sense of sadness and loss gave way to a tremendous, tremendous anger as we realized that this election was stolen from the American people by Russia.”
Baffled, Camerota asks Evans, and the rest of the group, what evidence they have to prove Russia “stole the election.”
A few of them look at each other and, practically in unison, confess they don’t actually know if it’s true. “We, don’t know. We don’t know yet,” they keep repeating.
The interview continues, and the group continues to rattle off their beliefs as to why Clinton couldn’t clinch the win; everything from the media’s coverage of the campaign, do the emergence of fake news are listed as reasons for her failure.
At last, Camerota asks: Do they believe Clinton, or her own campaign, played a part in the loss?
Sonia Payton, who had until this point been quiet, does admit, yes, Clinton did carry some of the blame, adding it was the candidate’s attitude that turned people off.