Breitbart News reported that tempers flared at a symposium hosted by Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government, where the Clinton and Trump campaigns squared off to debate how Trump pulled off his victory on election day.
In an MSNBC Morning Joe video posted on Breitbart.com, Mika Brzezinski explained that the event was attended by operatives from nearly all the primary and general elections, as well as many of the journalists who covered them.
Things got heated when Hillary Clinton’s communication director Jen Palmieri and Donald Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway argued about whether Trump encouraged racism in his campaign.
“I am glad to have lost” Palmieri said, after implying that Kellyanne Conway and the Trump campaign had provided a platform for white supremacists.
Palmieri said “I am more proud of Hillary Clinton’s alt-right speech than any other moment on the campaign. Because she had the courage to stand up – I would rather lose than win the way you guys did.”
“Do you think I ran a campaign where white supremacists had a platform?” asked Ms. Conway. “Are you going to look me in the face and tell me that?”
Palmieri was quick to respond. “It did, Kellyanne. It did.”
“One of my proudest moments of [Hillary Clinton] is her standing up and saying with courage and clarity — in Steve Bannon’s own words and Donald Trump’s own words that the platform they gave to white supremacists, white nationalists — and it was a very important moment in our history as a country” Ms. Palmieri said.
Ms. Conway went on to accuse the Clinton campaign of not being able to connect with voters and not having a decent message for white working class voters. She made no comment, however, of the popular election results, where Clinton’s lead over Trump now stand’s at over 2.5 million votes, greater than any of the past ten presidents, according to The Independent.
“I mean, hashtag he’s you’re president. How’s that?” Conway said.
The video cut back to Joe and Mika. “That’s just not the way to do it, Scarborough said. “Win with grace or just don’t go.”