On Friday, Ed Klein, author of Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. The Obamas joined Dana Loesch to explain why there is a good chance Hillary Clinton would not enjoy the full support of President Obama should she choose to seek the Democratic nomination in 2016.
While the media likes to focus on the rift in the Republican Party, there is an equal, if not greater divide on the Democratic side. Klein explained that the chasm between the Clintons and the Obamas is “about as wide as it possibly can be.”
“The mainstream media has been talking about the rift between the Tea Party and the establishment… in the Republican Party,” Klein said. “But the mainstream media has totally ignored the fact that the Clintons and the Obamas… have been at each other’s throats behind the scenes now for years. And that’s a very big and important story because it’s going to affect who gets the nomination in 2016 in the Democratic Party and maybe even who is going to be in the White House.”
According to Klein, Bill Clinton and Obama “struck a deal” on a golf course back in 2011 that ensured Clinton would stump for Obama – if Obama promised to throw his weight behind Hillary in 2016.
“Bill made good on the deal,” Klein said. “He gave that speech that we all remember at the Democratic National Convention… And then after he got elected, Barack Obama — in typical fashion, I must say — reneged on the deal.”
At this point, it is unclear who Obama will support. But it is believed Obama is looking for a “Mini-Me” type protege.
“Bill Clinton recently had a party at Whitehaven, which is his mansion in Washington, D.C.,” Klein explained. “During that party, he said that he had been checking with state committee chairmen about who was going to back whom in 2016.”
At the party, Klein said Clinton came to understand Obama is looking for “somebody like a clone who… would come out of nowhere and challenge Hillary and beat her in 2016.”
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