May 3, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Obama aide: "It takes a lot of work to lose to Donald Trump"

Pablo Martinez Monsivais, Charles Sykes / AP

Former Obama White House adviser David Axelrod chided Hillary Clinton for her excuses yesterday for losing the election.

"Jim Comey didn't tell her not to campaign in Wisconsin after the convention. Jim Comey didn't say, 'Don't put any resources into Michigan until the final week of the campaign... One of the things that hindered her in the campaign was a sense that she never fully was willing to take responsibility for her mistakes, particularly that server."

While Axelrod agreed that Comey's letter had something to do with her loss, he added:

"It takes a lot of work to lose to Donald Trump, let me tell you. ... The fact that she was in a position to lose because of the Comey letter is something that deserves some introspection."

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