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… It is Supposed to Be a Teaching Moment [#kennedy school]…

Posted by paulfromwloh on Monday,December 5th,2016

.. but it turned into a disgusting brawl ..

.. The Kennedy School of Politics has sponsored a post – election seminar every 4 years since 1972 . Usually the proceedings have been jovial and even comical . They review the previous presidential campaign from an academic perspective , giving everyone who attends an education over what happened and why ..

.. not this time ….

.. this one was a knock – down , drag – out brawl , exposing the bitterness that still exists in the two camps ..

.. [h/t —]..
.. [link] to the blog post …

The contentious fight for the White House is over for Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton – but their top strategists are still battling.

In a campaign post-mortem at Harvard University, featuring both candidates’ team of strategists Thursday, bitterness and tensions were on full display, according to Politico.

“We’re not at a Trump rally, Corey,” Clinton chief strategist Joel Benenson snapped at Trump’s first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski.

At a later point, Trump’s last campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway, cautioned her fellow strategists: “Hey guys, we won, we don’t have to respond.”

They did anyway.

When Trump deputy campaign manager David Bossie called Trump’s campaign CEO, Steve Bannon, the former chairman of Breitbart News, “an unbelievably brilliant strategist,” Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri piped in: “If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am glad to have lost.”

“I would rather lose than win the way the guys you did,” she said.

“Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?” Conway asked. “You’re going to look me in the face and tell me that?”

“I did, Kellyanne,” Palmieri answered. “I did.”

“Do you think you could have just had a decent message for the white working-class voters?” Conway countered. “You guys are bitter.”

According to Politico, some other of the strategists’ observations included :
•Trump’s team called the summer tarmac meeting between Attorney General Loretta Lynch and former President Bill Clinton a “defining moment” amid the FBI investigation into her email server “that . . . just played right into the hands of those Americans who felt there was a culture of corruption,” Bossie said.

•Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook identified the WikiLeaks releases of campaign chairman John Podesta’s emails and FBI Director James Comey’s letters as sucker punches.


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