In the world of gossipy politics, Edward Klein’s new “Blood Feud” book is the gift that keeps on giving, the latest released excerpt pointing to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s supposed boozy rantings about President Obama as a “feckless,” inept leader.
Mr. Klein writes that Mrs. Clinton referred to Mr. Obama as “incompetent and feckless,” and said he had “no hand on the tiller half the time,” during a May 2013 dinner-and-drinks affair at a French cafe, Le Jardin Du Roi, located in the Westchester area of New York, the New York Post reported.
Mrs. Clinton, who had resigned as secretary of state months earlier, was asked by friends at the event to speak candidly about Mr. Obama, according to the book.
“When her friends asked Hillary to tell them what she thought — really thought — about the president she had served for four draining years, she lit into Obama with a passion that surprised them all,” Mr. Klein wrote, citing unnamed sources.
“The thing with Obama is that he can’t be bothered, and there is no hand on the tiller half the time,” Mrs. Clinton reportedly said. “That’s the story of the Obama presidency. No hand on the [expletive] tiller. Obama has turned into a joke.”
Mrs. Clinton reportedly ranted about the IRS targeting of the tea party and the Justice Department’s tapping of phone records from the Associated Press, the New York Post reported, citing Mr. Klein’s book.
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“All these scandals,” she said, according to Mr. Klein’s sources. “Obama’s allowed his hatred for his enemies to screw him the way Nixon did. … [He’s] incompetent and feckless.”
Mrs. Clinton also decried the “incredibly shabby” way Mr. Obama has treated her and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, Mr. Klein claims.
“And we’re angry,” she reportedly said.