Former top Obama adviser David Axelrod on Wednesday blasted Hillary Clinton for blaming her election loss on FBI Director James Comey, attributing her defeat chiefly to the fact that she did not visit key states in the Midwest during the general campaign. “Jim Comey didn’t tell her not to campaign in Wisconsin after the convention. Jim Comey didn’t say, ‘Don’t put any resources into Michigan until the final week of the campaign,’” Axelrod said on CNN’s New Day. “One of the things that hindered her in the campaign was a sense that she never fully was willing to take responsibility for her mistakes, particularly that server.”
In a rare public appearance on Tuesday, Clinton said she does blame herself for losing to Donald Trump, but added that Comey’s letters, as well as misogyny and the WikiLeaks releases, hurt her in the final days. “She said the words, ‘I’m responsible,’ but everything else suggested that she really doesn’t feel that way and I don’t think that helps her in the long run,” Axelrod said, adding: “It takes a lot of work to lose to Donald Trump, let me tell you.” Read more at FREE BEACON.