A political columnist who voted for then-Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in last year's presidential election has some blunt advice for the twice failed presidential candidate after she announced her intentions this week to remain involved in politics.
"Hey, Hillary Clinton, shut the f--- up and go away already," wrote Gersh Kuntzman, a columnist at the New York Daily News, in a column earlier this week.
"I voted for Clinton on Nov. 8 and thought she’d be a good president," he explained. "But she lost. And she still wants us to feel bad about that. And, worse, she’s still blaming everyone else."
In an interview earlier this week, Clinton said she takes "absolute" responsibility for her loss to President Donald Trump. But during the same interview, Clinton said she would be president if it weren't for a myriad of reasons, such as: Russian meddling and FBI Director James Comey sending a letter to Congress just days before the election.
"If the election had been on Oct. 27, I would be your president," she declared.
During the interview, Clinton also announced that she is writing a book about her 2016 loss, which she said is "painful" to relive.
But Kuntzman disagrees with Clinton — adamantly. His column, titled, "Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be writing a book — she should be drafting a long apology to America," lays out the reasons why Clinton lost the election, despite her failure to admit even one.
"Boo hoo," he wrote. "Simon & Schuster may want Hillary Clinton to write the history, but I’m not about to let her re-write it. No one deserves more blame for the election debacle than Hillary Rodham Clinton."
According to Kuntzman, there are four specific reasons Clinton lost the election: her "untrustworthiness," a poorly run campaign, her private email server and her Goldman-Sachs speeches.
On Clinton's untrustworthiness, Kuntzman wrote:
Remember her fainting spell at the 9/11 ceremony? Remember how long it took for her to tell the truth? Remember how that reminded every voter in America that Hillary Clinton’s first instinct is to lie?
Just like she did when she claimed she had taken sniper fire during a First Lady trip to Bosnia. Just as she did when she said she never sent classified documents over her private email server.
Second, Kuntzman hit Clinton for her "very poor campaign." Kuntzman said that once Clinton labeled Trump supporters a "basket of deplorables," the election was "was pretty much over."
Third, Kuntzman cited Clinton's decision to use a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state: "It’s basic. The only reason to set up a private email server — and delete some of the emails on it — is because you want to hide something from the public. Clinton never provided a good answer to the simple question, 'Why would you do that?'"
Lastly, Clinton can blame her tight relationship with Wall Street as a reason she lost to Trump, according to Kuntzman.
"You can’t be a prostitute on Wall Street and then go to church on Main Street," he wrote.
"The American public does not want a book from Hillary Clinton. It wants an abject apology. And it wants it for free. She got what she deserved: She lost," Kuntzman concluded. "Now she needs to shut up and go home."