GOP Strategist: Hillary Was Cruella Deville of Election Cycle
Hillary Clinton described Donald Trump as a "creep" in excerpts from her audio book titled "What Happened" about the 2016 presidential election.
The failed Democratic candidate accused then-candidate Trump of invading her personal space during the second presidential debate on October 9, where Clinton and Trump walked around a stage as they debated.
Mr. Trump was "staring at me, making faces," Clinton claimed in the audio book. "He was literally breathing down my neck. My skin crawled."
She said she wondered if she should have said, "Back up, you creep. Get away from me."
The "Outnumbered" panel remarked that Clinton's reaction to Trump seemed "politically calculated."
"Hillary Clinton was the Cruella Deville of this election cycle," Republican strategist Gianno Caldwell said. "She lost because she called Americans a basket of deplorables. She assumed that every Trump supporter was racist."
Mercedes Schlapp remembered seeing Clinton and aide Huma Abedin being unfriendly to cafe diners during the Iowa caucuses.
"When you're a natural politician you walk into a room and you go and you talk to everyone," she said. "And you introduce yourself, 'Hi I'm Hillary Clinton. I'm running for president.'"
"It was very clear that that's one thing that Hillary Clinton has always lacked, which is that personal, human touch."