As those who were up all night on Election Day remember, Hillary Clinton was nowhere to be seen after it became evident she would end up the loser that night. John Podesta had to come forward to address the crowd at Clinton’s election party, telling them that Hillary would not be coming out publicly to make any statement.Why wouldn’t Hillary come out and concede? While we’ll never know for sure, there are some reports that it was because she was hysterical at the news, sobbing uncontrollably and in no state to address the public.
While addressing a much happier crowd, then-President-elect Donald Trump told them “I’ve just received a call from Secretary Clinton. She congratulated us. It’s about us. On our victory, and I congratulated her and her family on a very, very hard-fought campaign.” There was no mention of her tone during the call, but we’ll get a glimpse at Hillary in the early minutes of her defeat ourselves, because that call it going to be made public.
According to MSN, President Trump’s director of social media on Tuesday said that he will release former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s concession phone call that was made after her defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
To celebrate the six-month mark after the election, Dan Scavino tweeted a screen grab of Trump then-campaign manager Kellyanne Conway’s phone, which shows a phone call that was made by Clinton aide Huma Abedin at 2:30 in the morning on Nov. 9.“Screen shot via [Conway’s] cell phone- of Huma’s call at 2:30am [Eastern time]….6 months ago. I have on video & will share that in the near future.”
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) May 9, 2017
Conway responded to the tweet on Tuesday by asking Scavino if everyone accepted the election results.
“Hey, [Scavino], has EVERYONE ‘accepted the election results’ yet?” She tweeted.
@DanScavino, has EVERYONE "accepted the election results" yet? https://t.co/pYo0TfvyqF
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) May 9, 2017
If the tape doesn’t contain anything “new” (such as her tone of voice lending credibility to the claims that she was distraught on election night), one may wonder what the point of releasing it is, other than to just rub the election results in the faces of Trump’s critics (which, admittedly, is just as good an excuse as any).
[Note: This post was authored by Matt Palumbo. Follow him on Twitter @MattPalumbo12]