Bill and Hillary Clinton were certainly the political power couple from the 1990’s until last year. But now that Hillary lost the election, that era seems to have come to a close. After their blow up over Hillary’s book, the couple hasn’t even spoken to each other. Whether it’s a matter of the silent treatment or simply that they have no further use for each other, it makes me wonder why they stay together at all.
We all know there have been some really rocky parts to this marriage. Bill’s womanizing alone is enough to make you question why they are still together. I think between having a young daughter and being in the political spotlight, the marriage was simply more convenient for many years. I have heard that while they weren’t ever lovebirds, they still did have some respect and admiration for each other. Fair enough. However, none of this seems to be true anymore.
H/T Fox News
“Bill and Hillary Clinton are no longer speaking to one another after a fight over edits to the former Democratic presidential nominee’s campaign memoir, according to a controversial author and journalist who has covered the Clintons for years.
Ed Klein, who says he has reliable sources close to the former first family, told “Fox & Friends” on Friday that former President Bill Clinton threw a manuscript of Hillary’s new book, “What Happened” in the trash after she ignored his advice not to publish it. The book recounts her experience throughout the 2016 presidential election.
“He told her she looked angry and out of touch,” Klein told “Fox & Friends,” claiming Bill was giving Hillary constructive criticism and trying to help edit, but “she didn’t listen to him.”
“He tried to edit it and she would have nothing to do with it,” Klein said.
When asked for comment, Clinton representatives sharply disputed Klein’s reporting.
“Ed is a sad man,” Hillary Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill told Fox News on Friday.
“And a pathetic liar,” Bill Clinton press secretary Angel Urena added in an email to Fox News.
Klein, a former New York Times Magazine editor, has long been decried by liberal media watchdogs as a “conspiracy theorist,” while the Clintons and other Democrats have in the past denied some of his more sensational charges about the Clintons’ personal life and political feuds.
The Daily Mail first reported on Klein’s latest allegations.
According to Klein, tensions for the power couple mounted a month before the election, when he said Bill warned Hillary that she was “losing” and not “polling,” blaming her lack of visits to rust-belt states. But Hillary allegedly accused him of “not understanding modern data collection techniques,” and called him “out of touch.”
“Basically, she called him an old fool,” Klein said.
Klein said there has been “tension” between the two for years, including stretches where they haven’t talked – referencing the Monica Lewinsky scandal – but said this time may be different.
“They haven’t lived together for a long time. Once in a while, they get together for photo-ops,” Klein said. “… But they’ve been on the phone together for years and years talking about politics.”
Klein added: “But now that she lost, it looks to me that the Clinton dynasty is over, and they don’t have much to talk about anymore.”
Klein’s new book, “All Out War: The Plot to Destroy Trump,” will be released later this month”.
From the sound of it, this fight goes to Bill. Bill’s predictions about Hillary’s book came true; she came off like a whiny loser who blamed everyone else for her loss. Still, I feel like Hillary has given this jerk more than enough slack over the years and it’s probably time for them to both see that the ‘marriage of convenience’ isn’t even that anymore. If anything, the marriage makes her look weak and him look like a jerk.
I suppose that they may stay together in a united effort to support their daughter, Chelsea, as rumors about her possible political future abound. Which, by the way, is scary. Aside from that, I can see no reason these two wouldn’t just officially go their separate ways. They haven’t lived together in a long time, they don’t talk, and he apparently still has women on the side. What else do they need before calling it quits? It’s not like they’re fooling anyone. It’s just weird.
Normally, I’m a cheerleader for any marriage to make it. Commitment is lacking these days and I think it’s admirable when people can work through the tough times. Having said that, I think Hillary staying with a man who has disrespected her in so many ways is quite contradictory to her message to women.