Hillary Clinton Writes New Afterword for 'What Happened' Memoir, Attacks Trump for 'Waging War on the Truth'

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September 18, 2018

Two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday discussed a new afterword for her memoir from last year, in which she reflected on her 2016 loss to President Donald Trump.

Clinton tweeted out a link to a new edition of her book, What Happened, as part of a series of tweets critiquing Trump, saying he is "waging war on the truth."

"Donald Trump refuses to be subject to the law. The legitimacy of our elections is in doubt. The president is waging war on the truth. The administration is undermining the national unity that makes democracy possible. And then there's the breathtaking corruption," Clinton tweeted.

Clinton went on to claim that the Republican party has become increasingly radical and irresponsible, saying that the rise of Trump resulted from demonizing Democrats and demeaning government.

"Whether it was stealing a Supreme Court seat, gerrymandering congressional districts to disenfranchise African Americans, or muzzling government climate scientists, Republicans were undermining American democracy long before Trump made it to the Oval Office," Clinton tweeted.

This isn't the first time Clinton has called for abolishing the Electoral College. She sat down with CNN host Anderson Cooper last September and expressed her displeasure with the political system after she lost the Electoral College to Trump by a score of 304 to 227.

"I was elected to the Senate that same year, and if you look at our recent history, we've had several candidates, nominees, who have won the popular vote and lost the Electoral College," Clinton said. "What does that say? And it says that an anachronism that was designed for another time no longer works. We've moved toward one person, one vote, that's how we select winners."

"I think it needs to be eliminated. I'd like to see us move beyond it, yes," she said.

In the new afterward, excerpted for The Atlantic over the weekend, Clinton calls Trump a crisis for American democracy and guilty of wide-scale deceit, corruption, and hate.

Clinton and some former campaign aides have spent the last 22 months rehashing the election and blaming several factors for their loss to Trump. She has blamed Russia's election meddling, then-FBI Director James Comey, white women listening to their husbands, and numerous other external factors for her defeat.