Viral 'Our Party Was Under Attack': Donna Brazile Talks New Book, Clinton Campaign Disagreements
Former DNC Chairwoman Donna Brazile said her book tells some "hard truths" about a tumultuous time in the Democratic Party, which she characterized as being "under attack" from hackers.
"I'm not just any Democratic operative... I come from the grassroots," she said when asked by Tucker Carlson about differences she had with Clinton campaign staff like manager Robby Mook.
Carlson asked about several objections to what Brazile wrote in her book, "Hacked," from people like Mook and several other liberals.
Brazile said she conducted a "forensic investigation to see what went wrong," and such a probe produced her book.
"If I had to go back in the trenches with them next year, I would go back," she said of Mook and others who disparaged her character.
Carlson said CNN chief Jeff Zucker was "enraged" when excerpts from Brazile's book came out, and that several of her former colleagues at the network said she wrote it "for the money."
Brazile laughed, and said she did not take a salary and instead took over the DNC from Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) at a difficult time as a team player for the party and for its candidates.
"You have to let these wounds heal," she said of party infighting and criticisms of her leadership. "We had a very competitive primary. I don't know when Republicans are going to heal their wounds."
Carlson pressed Brazile on her claims that she was the victim of sexism from Clinton staffers.
Brazile said she was not victimized in that way, but rather was criticized for her "old-school" approach of pounding the pavement rather than relying on "algorithms" as Mook did.
She also reacted to those who were surprised to hear the party may have considered replacing Clinton with Vice President Joe Biden (D-Del.) after the former first lady fainted at the 9/11 Memorial.