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What Happened - Author's Note-Part I (Chapter 1-2) Summary & Analysis

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The Author’s Note briefly introduces the book and describes Clinton’s motivation for writing. She states that she wants to provide her account of the 2016 Presidential campaign, while noting that is incomplete. She primarily blames herself for her loss, but also suggests that Russian interference, the media, and the actions of former FBI Director James Comey played a role. The months following her defeat have been extremely difficult and she is concerned for the country’s future, but she has recently become more optimistic.

Chapter 1 describes Donald Trump’s inauguration as President. Despite not wanting to, Clinton felt it was important to attend the inauguration in support of the important tradition of a peaceful transfer of power. She notes that Trump’s speech was very dystopian, painting a bleak picture of the country that did not align with what...

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