People are still not over the presidential election results.
Aside from the protesters that insist Trump is a bad idea there are also the Clinton and Trump campaign aides who still have a lot of pent-up frustration in the aftermath of the results.
The bad blood between the two sides was very obvious during the round table talk that they participated to at Harvard on Thursday. The diplomatic discussion turned into a shouting match and each of the sides accused the other of some pretty messed up things.
The tensions were pretty visible between everybody present at the round table, but the most fired up were Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri and Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
Palmieri criticized Steve and Donald’s campaign saying:
“If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am glad to have lost.”
“I am more proud of Hillary Clinton’s alt-right speech than any other moment on the campaign, because she had the courage to stand up. I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.”
Kellyanne Conway simply argued back, saying: “No you wouldn’t. No you wouldn’t.”
“How exactly did [Mr. Trump] win? No, go for it, Jen — how exactly did we win? I’d like to know, because I sacrificed the last four months of my life to do it.”
Palmieri tried to answer, as you do when someone asks you a question, but the Republican aide shut her down by saying “excuse me.”
The campaign manager asked boldly: “Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?”
A very shaken up Palmieri immediately answered: “You did, Kellyanne. You did.”
Kellyanne fired back saying:
“Do you think you could have just had a decent message for white, working-class voters? How about, it’s Hillary Clinton, she doesn’t connect with people? How about, they have nothing in common with her? How about, she doesn’t have an economic message?”
“There were dog whistles sent out to people … Look at your rallies. He delivered it” Joel Benson answered.
When the Republican representative insisted that Donald Trump had won and they needed to accept the new president, Benson brought up the popular versus electoral vote. “You guys won, that’s clear. But let’s be honest. Don’t act as if you have a popular mandate for your message. The fact of the matter is that more Americans voted for Hillary Clinton than for Donald Trump.”
Kellyanne decided to simply stress that: “Hey, guys, we won. You don’t have to respond. He was the better candidate. That’s why he won.”