Campaign Debrief Gets Heated

A postmortem campaign session at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government "erupted into a shouting match," according The Washington Post. Hillary Clinton's communications director Jennifer Palmieri blasted the Trump campaign:

"If providing a platform for white supremacists makes me a brilliant tactician, I am proud to have lost. I would rather lose than win the way you guys did."

Palmieri was emotional during the discussion; the Post reported that she "choked up at various points of the session."

Kellyanne Conway, Trump's campaign manager, took her share of shots:

"Guys, I can tell you are angry, but wow. Hashtag he's your president. How's that? Will you ever accept the election results? Will you tell your protesters that he's their president, too?"

Campaign Debrief

Discussion Starters:

  • What's your view of the exchange? In what ways is this discussion productive, and how did it fall short?
  • Someone on the Trump team said of the Clinton team, "You guys are pathetic." Do you agree? Is this just about "sour grapes"?
  • Are people still saying "hashtag"?