Clinton apologized to Obama after election loss: book

Clinton apologized to Obama after election loss: book
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Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonChris Murphy’s profile rises with gun tragedies DNC, RNC step up cyber protections Gun proposal picks up GOP support MORE apologized to former President Obama after her election loss, according to a new book.

The Hill's Amie Parnes and Sidewire's Jonathan Allen write in "Shattered: Inside Hillary Clinton's Doomed Campaign" that Clinton spoke with the former president, who urged her to concede, after she called Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIvanka Trump pens op-ed on kindergartners learning tech Bharara, Yates tamp down expectations Mueller will bring criminal charges Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax security employee left after breach | Lawmakers float bill to reform warrantless surveillance | Intel leaders keeping collusion probe open MORE on the night of the election to congratulate him on his victory.

On that phone call, Clinton told Trump she would be "supportive of the country's success."

"And that means your success as president," she said.
 
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Shortly after, Clinton's aide Huma Abedin approached Clinton and told her Obama was on the phone.
 
"It's the president," Abedin said.
 
When Clinton received the call, she realized she had let down the president, herself, her party and the country.
 
"Mr. President," she said on the phone. "I'm sorry."