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 TrumpGillibrand backs federal classification of third gender: report Former Carter pollster, Bannon ally Patrick Caddell dies at 68 Heather Nauert withdraws her name from consideration for UN Ambassador job 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 ClintonSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bernie Sanders records announcement video ahead of possible 2020 bid Overnight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants MORE's campaign — in which she said she was being treated like a character from the film "12 Years a Slave."

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“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 KaineOvernight Defense: Trump declares border emergency | .6B in military construction funds to be used for wall | Trump believes Obama would have started war with North Korea | Pentagon delivers aid for Venezuelan migrants Kaine asks Shanahan if military families would be hurt by moving .6B for border wall Clinton on GOP promoting Trump 'stronger together' quote: Now copy my policies too MORE (D-Va.) with then-Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenBill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 Newsom endorses Kamala Harris for president Trump, Biden in dead heat in hypothetical 2020 matchup among Texas voters MORE and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerSanders expected to announce exploratory committee next week Bill Maher to Dems: ‘Let’s not eat our own’ in 2020 Dems ready aggressive response to Trump emergency order, as GOP splinters MORE (D-N.J.).