Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel ripped Hillary Clinton’s forthcoming book about her 2016 presidential election defeat, saying it’s like “reading a book about why the Titanic sank while you’re sitting at the bottom of the ocean.”
“I was just thinking to myself this morning, ‘I would love to relive that magical election of 2016,’” the comedian joked during his monologue on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Mr. Kimmel cited an excerpt from the book, titled “What Happened,” in which Mrs. Clinton attacked her Democratic rival Bernard Sanders for causing “lasting damage” to her campaign and “making it harder to unify progressives.”
Mr. Kimmel said, “The big takeaway from this book is the aim Mrs. Clinton takes at Bernie Sanders. She blames him and his supporters for irreparably damaging her campaign.”
“At least she’s talking responsibility,” he joked.
Mr. Kimmel wasn’t the only late-night host to roast Mrs. Clinton’s new book, which hits shelves Sept. 12.
CBS host Stephen Colbert called the book an “excruciating” rehash of the 2016 election.
“Hillary admits that, ‘In the past, for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public. Now I’m letting my guard down.’ A little late,” Mr. Colbert said. “It’s like a pilot crash landing and then saying, ‘Those who are still alive, please put up your tray tables.’
“If there are any die-hard Hillary fans out there, you can see her in person when she goes on her book tour to spots like Michigan and Wisconsin. Again, a little late to be going to Michigan and Wisconsin,” he added.
NBC host Seth Meyers said Mrs. Clinton should stop blaming Mr. Sanders for her own campaign’s pitfalls.
“He’s the one guy you did beat. Also, he didn’t tell you not to go to Wisconsin, he didn’t tell you to do paid speeches to Wall Street,” he said on “Late Night with Seth Meyers.”
Mr. Meyers said the former secretary of state should focus her efforts on uniting Democrats and liberals against President Trump’s agenda instead of pointing the finger.
“This isn’t the time to complain because Sen. Woodstock didn’t roll over for you,” he said. “Hey, if anything, he helped make you a better candidate.”
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