Trump, Clinton Campaign Managers Hash Out Election at Forum


Jennifer Palmieri: "It did, Kellyanne".

"How about, it's Hillary Clinton - she doesn't connect with people", Conway said. How about, they have nothing in common with her?

Refusing to back down, Conway also characterized Team Clinton as little more than sore losers. That would something I would not be able to say but reminding what he said last week, he's moving on to focus on the future, not the past and he has said to "The New York Times" on the record he thinks that the Clintons have suffered enough. "You're bitter.". "Hashtag-he's-your-president, how about that?" "Will you accept the election results?" "You're going to look me in the face and tell me that?"

But they could not agree on a specific change in the campaign that might have changed the outcome. That doesn't happen because of a gym Comey letter or doesn't happen because of media coverage. Advisers on the opposing sides shouted over each other.

The whole Gaga affair reflected the Clinton campaign's desperately pathetic attempt to win over millennial voters with any celebrity they could find - and that strategy failed miserably. He was the better candidate.

"Nobody cared about solutions", said Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who ran the campaign of her father, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. "That's why we lost".

He called the focus on Clinton's emails during the campaign one of the "most over-reported, overhyped, over-litigated stories in the history of American politics".

"No, you wouldn't, that's very clear today", Conway fired back. "It's someone who doesn't look like a Trump voter", like a union household that's long voted Democratic, or a single mother. "I am more proud of Hillary Clinton's alt-right speech than any other moment on the campaign because she had the courage to stand up".

But Mook said the Clinton campaign never took a win as a forgone conclusion. "Mook said media didn't cover what Clinton was saying and instead: ".they were constantly trying to unearth secrets and expose".

Conway had a simple retort. Trump's first campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, revealed that after Trump famously insulted Sen.

Except for the ones who still think white supremacy and the media refusing to follow Clinton's exact orders won Trump the election. "The American people didn't".

Joel Benenson, Clinton's chief strategist, disagreed - saying it was obvious that Trump's campaign was run on hate and bigotry.

Trump's team touted its digital efforts and the Republican National Committee's underrated ground game.

"That's the theme of the whole primary: Nothing mattered", said David Kochel, a former top aide to Jeb Bush.

"Money and mechanics matter, but passion about a candidate matters more", added Mike DuHaime, a strategist for New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R), another establishment figure in the race.

Though Clinton won the popular vote, Conway said Trump will still reach those Americans who did not vote for him, because he will "be the president of all Americans, including those that did not vote for him". Clinton consultant Mandy Grunwald retorted that fake news was everywhere during the campaign, falsely claiming Clinton was in poor health or about to be sent to prison.

Those outstate areas trended the same way as Iowa, none of whose 99 counties is in a metro area with a million-plus people and whose six electoral votes went for Obama and for Trump.

Benenson, meanwhile, served notice that the election may be over but that the battles it spawned are not.

"Hey, guys, we won". Let's also be honest. On Thursday, Clinton's and Trump's aides traded digs.

Conway was sitting right across from her.