Gone was the ballroom with the soaring glass ceiling, the confetti and the celebrity guest stars. Hence one of the most interesting early details to emerge from the book is that President Obama called Hillary and told her to concede.
Clinton's voice crackled with emotion as she said, "This is painful, and it will be for a long time".
Meanwhile, the witch, who talks to the dead and lies to the living, still hovers over the White House, Mr. Earl, where she will use anybody-even you-to have Trump removed from office with the devil's lie that he is "unfit".
Obama, during the ride to Charlotte, acted as a "pep-talking coach" to Clinton, whose campaign saw Comey's announcement as dominating a news cycle meant to be focused on Obama and Clinton campaigning together.
The book makes a number of revelations about Clinton and what happened during her campaign.
Obama called Clinton on the election night directly and said: "You need to concede".
The secret has been lifted on how and why Hillary Clinton failed to become the 45th US President. Networks were already projecting the loss and Trump only needed a handful of remaining electoral college seats to pass the margin for victory.
However, Parner and Allen says it was Clinton herself who ultimately cost her the White House. If she won the presidency, her remarks would be seen as an important historical marker.
Moments later Obama called again, according to the book. The book outlining even before Clinton launched her 2016 campaign she instructed her I.T. Team to gownload top aides' e-mails from 2008 campaign trying to pinpoint which staffers leaked to media and track down infighting.
If you thought Hillary Clinton's handling of her email fiasco was puzzling, you're not alone. Bill had reportedly expressed concern before the election that Hillary's campaign was underestimating Trump.
This hysteria over Russia-gate has consumed the first several months of the Trump presidency - badgering the Trump administration into a more belligerent posture toward nuclear-armed Russian Federation - but leaving little incentive for the Democrats to assess what they need to do to appeal to working-class voters who chose Trump's empty-headed populism over Clinton's cold-hearted calculations.
"Shattered" goes into great detail about the chaos that enveloped at Clinton's Brooklyn headquarters on the night of November 8. But still, Clinton's message wasn't resonating with certain voters. Afterward, she was reportedly "incensed that her staff hadn't come up with a better battle plan".
"The left, the center, the right, within their own party, and then attract some other people, so she wasn't able to do that", he told Tucker. "And she had let her country down", the book continued. Allen and Parnes wrote: "Obama's legacy and her dreams of the Presidency lay shattered at Donald Trump's feet".
Speaking with Allen and Parnes, one aide described being "struck by how good of a sense she had. of the problems that were going on".
It was after her brief conversation with Trump that Clinton apologized to Obama.