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 TrumpForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Lara Trump: Merkel admitting migrants 'one of the worst things that ever happened to Germany' Financial satisfaction hits record high: survey 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 ClintonForget the spin: Five unrefuted Mueller Report revelations Former senators launching effort to help Dems win rural votes Biden's announcement was a general election message, says political analyst 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 KaineOnly four Dem senators have endorsed 2020 candidates Democratic proposals to overhaul health care: A 2020 primer Dems ask Justice Dept to release findings of Acosta-Epstein investigation MORE (D-Va.) with then-Vice President Joe BidenJoseph (Joe) Robinette BidenElection analyst says Biden could face uphill battle attracting small-dollar donors Biden's announcement was a general election message, says political analyst Gillibrand 'not worried' about being 'discounted' in 2020 race MORE and Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker fundraises off Biden announcement The symbol of 'Wakanda' and black political vision The Hill's Morning Report - Trump tells House investigators 'no' MORE (D-N.J.).