Edward Klein, former editor of The New York Times Magazine and the author of several books about Hillary Clinton, believes he knows the real reason why the former Democrat presidential nominee joined former Green Party candidate Jill Stein in calling for a recount.
Writing for Townhall, Klein said he believed Clinton called for the recount for two reasons: First, her spirits were low, and second (and much more importantly) President Barack Obama told her to.
According to Klein, several of Clinton’s closest friends told her to ask for a recount because she was down in the dumps.
“She is weepy, looks 10 years older and is very whiny,” Klein claimed one of Hillary’s closest friends said. “She has been drinking wine pretty heavily, much more than usual.”
“She mopes around all day,” the source reportedly continued, “swimming in a sea of recriminations and complaining that her campaign managers were ‘incompetent,’ Bill and Chelsea ‘didn’t work hard enough,’ FBI Director Comey was ‘in league with Trump.'”
According to Klein’s reported source, Obama’s intervention was an attempt to restore morale on a national level. The Democrat Party (if you haven’t noticed) has been bouncing between disillusioned and stupefied.
The recount movement was envisioned as a rallying cry for routed troops.
“Contesting the results of the election was the best and fastest way to stir the morale and fighting spirit of the demoralized party,” Klein’s source reportedly told him.
The hope was that a recount could also impact the credibility of a Trump presidency.
“Obama felt that a recount would plant a seed with the base that the election was somehow dishonest. He wanted to raise serious questions about the legitimacy of the Trump presidency,” the source reportedly said.
President-elect Donald Trump won the Electoral College, and won it handily. Although conservatives have nothing to fear from a recount effort, if Obama is already trying to de-legitimize the incoming Trump presidency, he’s part of the swamp Trump has sworn to drain.