BILL and Hillary Clinton haven’t spoken in months after the former US president tossed her election book in the bin, an author claims.
Edward Klein writes in his forthcoming book, All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump, that Bill is heartsick over Hillary’s finger-pointing tome, What Happened, about her shock election loss to Donald Trump.
“Before Hillary sent the manuscript to her publisher, she gave it to Bill to read, and he made major changes with a red pencil,” said a close Clinton family friend, reports The New York Post.
The source continued: “But she refused to even read his corrections, and he got so furious that he tossed the entire manuscript into the garbage.
“He told her the book made her look bewildered, angry and confused, and that those were poor qualities in a person who aspired to be a world leader. He hated the title because calling it What Happened would only make people say, ‘You lost.’
“He urged her to postpone the pub date and rewrite the book, but she yelled at him and said, ‘The book is finished and that’s how it’s going to be published’.”
Since their fight last year over the book, Bill’s negative feelings about Hillary’s memoir have grown even more intense as she’s used her book tour to blame her loss on Russian hackers, former FBI Director James Comey and women who didn’t vote for her.
Klein writes in his upcoming book that Bill warned Hillary a month before the election that she was losing and that she needed to campaign in the Rust Belt states — an area of the northern US from the Great Lakes to the upper Midwest.
“She told him he was delusional,” Klein writes.
“Bill’s criticism — and what Hillary sees as his lack of sympathy — has driven a wedge between them,” the friend said.
“They haven’t been speaking for months. They’ve been communicating through friends and lawyers.”
A Hillary spokesman said: “Ed is a sad man.” Bill’s representative added: “And a pathetic liar.”
Klein, the former foreign editor of Newsweek and former editor of The New York Times Magazine, has written several books about the Clintons and Kennedys.
This story originally appeared in The New York Post and has been republished here with permission.
Originally published as Bill ‘chucked Hillary’s book in bin’