Bill Clinton says President-elect Donald Trump "doesn't know much," but that "one thing he does know is how to get angry, white men to vote for him," according to a local paper near the Clintons' New York home.
Hard to argue with that.
Clinton also said he knew why his wife lost the election:
"James Comey cost her the election," Clinton said during a lengthy conversation, according to the paper. He argued that "we were seven points up" in polls and on track to win, before the FBI director made an 11th-hour announcement that the bureau's probe into Hillary Clinton's email use as Secretary of State was being reexamined in light of potential new evidence.
The FBI never changed its conclusion that Clinton shouldn't be punished related to her email use, but Bill Clinton said the high-profile focus on the story so close to the election inflicted significant damage on the campaign.
"I watched her work for two years, I watched her battle through that bogus email deal, be vindicated at the end when Secretary Powell came out -- she fought through that, she fought through everything," he said. "She prevailed against it all. But at the end, she had the Russians and the FBI deal. She couldn't prevail against that. She did everything else and still won by 2.8 million votes."
Once again, Clinton is essentially agreeing with a whole lot of political pundits as well as folks who worked on the Clinton campaign, including his own wife.
And you might as well put me in that category, because I agree as well.
Clinton also had this to say about Putin's hackers:
"You would have to have a single-digit IQ not to recognize what was going on."
That kind of explains why so many Trump supporters refuse to accept what happened in this election.
However it seemed that this final statement proved too much for the Donald:
Later, Clinton marveled at Trump's tone during a phone call the day after the election, saying that Trump acted "like it was 15 years ago," when he was still friendly with the family.
Still, despite Trump's overtures, Clinton seemed less inclined to let bygones be bygones, slipping in a dig at Trump's claim that he won a "landslide" victory. "Landslide? I got something like 370 electoral votes. That was a landslide," he said.
I bet you can"t guess how Trump responded to that.
Yeah, on Twitter. How did you guess?
Bill Clinton stated that I called him after the election. Wrong, he called me (with a very nice congratulations). He "doesn't know much" ...— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2016
Okay so here we are left with a dilemma.especially how to get people, even with an unlimited budget, out to vote in the vital swing states ( and more). They focused on wrong states— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 20, 2016
Did Bill Clinton, as man that President Obama called "The Explainer-in-Chief," lie about who made this phone call?
Or is Donald Trump, a man who Politifact characterized as the least truthful candidate in 2016, perhaps lying his ass off?
Gee, that is a conundrum.