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.
Newly released excerpts from Donna Brazile’s book “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House,” reveals the Democrat operative felt like a “slave” over the poor treatment she experienced by the Clinton campaign.
In addition, Brazile has choice words for former President Obama and ex-DNC head Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, who she believes destroyed the Democrat Party with their massive egos.
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!”
The DNC has been plagued by poor fundraising efforts and soaring operational costs, while the RNC has excelled since President Trump won the White House. Brazile shines light on some of the outlandish spending habits under Wasserman Schultz, who spent big on “ridiculous” perks such as an assistant known as a body woman and a personal driver. According to Brazile, Obama was draining the DNC’s coffers with expensive polling projects in the twilight of his presidency.
According to the Washington Post’s Philip Rucker, Brazile claims that she “inherited a national party in disarray, in part because President Obama, Clinton and Wasserman Schultz were “three titanic egos” who had “stripped the party to a shell for their own purposes.””
Brazile writes that she inherited Wasserman Schultz’s office — with “tropical pink” walls that she found hard on the eyes — and “ridiculous” perks, such as a Chevrolet Tahoe with driver and a personal entourage that included an assistant known as a body woman.
In her first few days on the job, Brazile writes that she also discovered the DNC was $2 million in debt and that the payroll was stacked with “hangers-on and sycophants.” For instance, Wasserman Schultz kept two consulting firms — SKDKnickerbocker and Precision Strategies — each on $25,000-a-month retainers, and one of Obama’s pollsters was still being paid $180,000 a year.
“The outgoing president no longer needed to assess his approval ratings or his policy decisions, at least not when the Democratic Party was fighting for its survival against a hostile foreign power,” she writes.
Brazile’s book is sure to have a lasting impact on the Democrat Party. In her new book, the ex-DNC official admits the Clinton campaign engaged in “essentially … money laundering,” where state parties were sucked dry to fund her failed presidential effort. As previously reported by The Gateway Pundit’s Jim Hoft, Brazile has since walked back the claim on Twitter.
“Donald Trump says I said “DNC RIGGED the system…” First of all, I don’t speak in CAPS! #NotWhatISaid,” tweeted Brazile.
“Today’s lesson: Being quoted by Donald Trump means being MIS-quoted by Donald Trump. Stop trolling me. #NeverSaidHillaryRiggedElection. Mr President, please—go back to attacking me. It’s better than having my own words scrambled and spewed out by you. Thank you Mr President (a few others trollers), for translating my new book into Trumpspeak. #NotWhatISaid. Watch @ThisWeekABC for my views,” added Brazile.
SOURCE: The Gateway Pundit