Brazile on Trump invoking her: 'Mr President, please — go back to attacking me'

Brazile on Trump invoking her: 'Mr President, please — go back to attacking me'
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Donna Brazile, the former interim chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, pushed backed on Friday against President TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice Department preparing for Mueller report as soon as next week: reports Smollett lawyers declare 'Empire' star innocent Pelosi asks members to support resolution against emergency declaration MORE's claim that she admitted in a forthcoming book that Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFBI’s top lawyer believed Hillary Clinton should face charges, but was talked out of it Harris adds key Clinton aide, women of color to 2020 campaign: report Democrats more likely Trump's foil, than to foil Trump MORE "stole" the Democratic primary. 

In a series of tweets, Brazile accused Trump of misquoting her book, an excerpt of which was published by Politico on Thursday, and said she would rather have the president attack her than use her words to justify his own brand of politics.

"Today’s lesson: Being quoted by Donald Trump means being MIS-quoted by Donald Trump. Stop trolling me," she tweeted, along with the hashtag #NeverSaidHillaryRiggedElection.


"Mr President, please — go back to attacking me," she wrote in another tweet. "It’s better than having my own words scrambled and spewed out by you."

Trump accused Clinton on Friday of rigging the Democratic presidential primary and essentially paying off the DNC to secure the party's nomination. He also called for the FBI and the Justice Department to launch investigations into Clinton and her campaign.

"The real story on Collusion is in Donna B's new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie!" Trump wrote in a Friday morning tweet, referring to Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersBernie Sanders to sign pledge affirming he will run as a Democrat Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — Drug pricing fight centers on insulin | Florida governor working with Trump to import cheaper drugs | Dems blast proposed ObamaCare changes Hillicon Valley: Microsoft reveals new Russian hack attempts | Google failed to disclose hidden microphone | Booker makes late HQ2 bid | Conservative group targets Ocasio-Cortez over Amazon MORE (I-Vt.), who battled Clinton for the 2016 Democratic nomination.

In the excerpt from Brazile's book, the former party chief writes that she was suspicious about whether the Clinton campaign sought to tilt the nominating process in the eventual nominee's favor and that she uncovered a 2015 agreement that essentially gave the Clinton campaign control of the party, well before the former secretary of State secured the nomination.

“If the fight had been fair, one campaign would not have control of the party before the voters had decided which one they wanted to lead," Brazile wrote. "This was not a criminal act, but as I saw it, it compromised the party’s integrity.”