President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign manager, Brad Parscale, accused Hillary Clinton of lying on Wednesday night, saying she lied about the concession call she had with President Trump at the end of the 2016 election.
Clinton told radio host Howard Stern that she was dismayed by her 2016 defeat.
She said, “I said to myself… ‘Look, I hope he’s going to be a better president than I think he will be. I’m worried about it but I’m going to do everything I can,’ as I told him when I called him on that terrible night.”
Stern then asked her if she called Trump during that fateful night.
The former first lady responded in the affirmative, saying, “I said, ‘Look, Donald, I want you to be a good president. I will do whatever I can to help you.'”
I was standing right next to him during the call. More lies from @HillaryClinton to set a narrative. @realDonaldTrump was gracious and excited about bringing the country together. It was her crazy “theories” that tore us apart! https://t.co/crhu46j9d6
— Brad Parscale (@parscale) December 5, 2019
Stern asked her: “Was he gracious?” Clinton then alleged that Trump “was so shocked… he could barely talk. He was more shocked than me, I think.”
Parscale, who was Trump’s digital media director during the campaign, accused Clinton of lying.
“I was standing right next to him during the call. More lies from @Hillaryclinton to set a narrative,” Parscale tweeted. “@realDonaldTrump was gracious and excited about bringing the country together. It was her crazy ‘theories’ that tore us apart!”
Clinton also said that she attended President Trump’s inauguration out of a sense of duty.
During the Stern interview, Clinton coughed several times.
“They make a big deal out of it,” Clinton said of her coughing fits while on the campaign trail after Stern brought it up. She added, “I was dying.”
“I thought I’d come on and cough some more,” she quipped.
On election night, Clinton delayed her concession speech by several hours and sent campaign manager John Podesta out to speak to voters.
“They’re still counting votes… so we’re not going to have anything more to say tonight,” he said.
Meanwhile, over the weekend, Clinton addressed rumors and speculation that she might be running for president in 2020.
“I’d have to make up my mind really quickly,” she said, “because it’s moving very fast.” The former senator from New York claimed she has been “deluged” with pleas to run again.