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 ClintonDem strategist says Clinton ‘absolutely’ has a role to play in 2020 Left-leaning journalist: Sanders would be 'formidable candidate' against Trump Clinton hits EPA for approval of pesticide dump: ‘We need bees!’ 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 TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border 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."