Hillary Clinton reportedly apologised to Barack Obama on election night after the president called her to tell her to concede to Donald Trump.
A new book detailing the dramatic final hours of the Clinton campaigndescribes how “Obama’s legacy and her dreams of the presidency lay shattered at Donald Trump’s feet”.
The Clinton campaign had been confident of victory on the day: almost every poll leading up to the election had the Democrat heading for the White House.
However, the first troubling signs came as early as 7.45pm, when Steve Schale, a Clinton campaign polling analyst, called the Peninsula Hotel in New York – where the Clinton inner circle were huddling – to warn they were going to “come up short” in the key swing state of Florida.
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