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Brazile: Clinton campaign was a 'cult'

Former interim Democratic National Committee (DNC) chairwoman Donna Brazile in a new interview referred to Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBudowsky: Closing message for Democrats Election Countdown: Dems outraise GOP in final stretch | 2018 midterms already most expensive in history | What to watch in second Cruz-O'Rourke debate | Trump raises 0M for reelection | Why Dems fear Avenatti's approach GOP mocks Clinton after minor vehicle collision outside Mendendez campaign event MORE's 2016 presidential campaign as a "cult."

"Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough said during Brazile's appearance on the MSNBC show on Wednesday that he thinks President Trump won the 2016 election because of mistakes the Clinton campaign made, former FBI director James Comey and the influence of Russia.

"I'll put it all in there, but it should have never been a close race," he said.

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He then asked: "Why did they lose? Was it at the end of the day arrogance?"

“It was a cult,” Brazile said. “I felt like it was a cult. You could not penetrate them.”

Brazile said she is a "grass-roots organizer."

"I know how to touch people where they live, work, play and pray," she said.

"I cannot help a candidate if I don’t have the resources, if I cannot spend the resources that the party is raising.”

Brazile said during an interview earlier this month she found "no evidence" that the 2016 Democratic presidential primary process was fixed.

“The only thing I found, which I said, I found the cancer, but I’m not killing the patient, was this memorandum that prevented the DNC from running its own operation," she said. 

The remarks followed a previous release of a passage from Brazile's book, in which she described a memo she discovered between Clinton's presidential campaign, the DNC and Clinton's joint fundraising committee that said the campaign would "control the party's finances, strategy, and all the money raised."