The co-author of a new book detailing HillaryClinton’s loss in the 2016 presidential election says the Democratic candidate and her top aides could see the wave of populism building in places like Britain, but refused to prepare for its arrival in the United States.
“It was like standing on a beach and seeing a slow-moving tsunami from the middle of the ocean moving towards you, and you never move,” Jonathan Allen told Yahoo News in a wide-ranging interview Wednesday, a day after the release of “Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton’s Doomed Campaign,” which Allen wrote with The Hill’s Amie Parnes.
“They did see what was going on in Great Britain — Bill Clinton talked about Brexit all the time. Hillary Clinton was concerned about it,” Allen said. “But she really never had the feel for what was going on in this country and how to adjust for it in the right way.”