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Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Clash Again in 'What Happened'

Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders Clash Again in 'What Happened'

"It was my campaign". "I was running a traditional presidential campaign with carefully thought-out policies and painstakingly built coalitions, while Trump was running a reality TV show that expertly and relentlessly stoked Americans' anger and resentment".

She also has sharp words for Sanders and his supporters, calling the tactics of the "Bernie bros" sexist and questioning whether Sanders did enough to stop Trump from clinching the White House.

Sanders, of course, self-identifies as a "democratic socialist".

"In a voice that swings from defiant to conciliatory to - at rare moments - deeply vulnerable, Clinton does assume ownership where the fault lines are obvious", CNN wrote of the book.

And she wonders why, after years as first lady, secretary of state, senator from NY and two-time presidential candidate, the public turned against her.

"There's nothing I was looking forward to more than showing Putin that his efforts to influence our election and install a friendly puppet had failed", she writes.

"What makes me such a lightning rod for fury?" Then says: "I think it's partly because I'm a woman".

"What happened was that this was the first campaign that I can recall where my party did not talk about what it always stood for-and that was how to maintain a burgeoning middle class", Biden said.

Sanders won the Democratic primaries in MI and Wisconsin, usually loyal Democratic states that President Donald Trump captured in the election and eventually helped him win the White House.

Clinton questions whether a stronger response from President Barack Obama to reports of Russian meddling in the election might have made a difference.

Hillary acknowledges that Sanders sided with her on a number of policy issues - yet she accused him of "innuendo and impugning my character She even went on to speculate that Sanders' attacks on her image - as a corrupt Wall Street insider, and cynical political operator - made it impossible for her to unify the party".

"I congratulated Trump and offered to do anything I could to make sure the transition was smooth", she writes.