Brazile hit Clinton campaign for treating her like a ‘whipping girl’

Brazile hit Clinton campaign for treating her like a ‘whipping girl’
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Former interim Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Donna Brazile accused top Clinton campaign aides of treating her like a slave, recalling in her upcoming memoir how she told them that she would not stand to be treated as their "whipping girl".

The excerpt from "Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpJustice says it will recommend Trump veto FISA bill Fauci: Nominating conventions may be able to go on as planned Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally MORE in the White House,” was reported on Saturday by The Washington Post, which obtained an advance copy of the book. 

In the memoir, Brazile recounted an exchange with Charlie Baker, Marlon Marshall and Dennis Cheng — all senior staffers on Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonNew FBI document confirms the Trump campaign was investigated without justification California 25 and COVID-19 The Memo: Trump tweets cross into new territory MORE's campaign — in which she said she was being treated like a character from the film "12 Years a Slave."


“I’m not Patsey the slave,” Brazile writes, referencing the character portrayed by Lupita Nyong’o in the film. “Y’all keep whipping me and whipping me and you never give me any money or any way to do my damn job. I am not going to be your whipping girl!”

According to the Post, Brazile's book portrays Clinton as a well-intentioned candidate, whose campaign lacked the enthusiasm and heart needed to propel her to victory. 

The campaign, she writes, deprived the DNC of key funding for get-out-the-vote efforts, and often treated her with disrespect.

Brazile recalls in the book how she would remind Clinton campaign officials when she became frustrated that she was empowered as DNC chairwoman to remove a candidate if she felt it was necessary. At one point, she writes, she weighed replacing Clinton and her running mate Sen. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineBipartisan senators introduce bill to make changes to the Paycheck Protection Program Overnight Defense: National Guard chief negative in third coronavirus test | Pentagon IG probing Navy's coronavirus response | Democrats blast use of Russia deterrence funds on border wall Overnight Defense: Navy secretary nominee: Service in 'rough waters' after 'failure of leadership'| Senate fails to override Trump's Iran war powers veto| Top Armed Services Republican expects to address Pentagon border wall funds in defense policy bill MORE (D-Va.) with then-Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenProsecutor investigating whether Tara Reade gave false testimony as expert witness Poll: Biden leads Trump by 11 points nationally George Floyd's sister says Minneapolis officers should be charged with murder MORE and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerStakes high for Collins in coronavirus relief standoff It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Booker introduces bill to create 'DemocracyCorps' for elections MORE (D-N.J.).