Obama adviser Valerie Jarrett recently said the election hit her like a punch in the stomach. She and other Democrats don’t seem to realize that’s exactly what it was meant to be, politically speaking.
Jarrett: Trump’s victory felt like ‘a punch to the stomach’
Senior White House adviser Valerie Jarrett said Wednesday that President-elect Donald Trump’s surprise victory on Election Day was “like a punch to the stomach” and “soul-crushing,” but that the mood inside the White House has improved since then.
Jarrett, a senior adviser to President Barack Obama and a member of his administration from day one, said he and other White House officials were left somewhat shell-shocked by Trump’s win. But following the president’s lead, she and other administration have sought to follow the lead of former President George W. Bush’s team in facilitating a smooth White House transition to the opposing party.
“Obviously we were surprised by the outcome of the election. It kind of was like a, I’m not sure what the right analogy would be, but like a punch in the stomach, let’s say. Soul-crushing might be another description,” Jarrett said. “But that’s the democracy that we have: the people get to decide and the elections matter and we have to get about the business of doing our job.”
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Have fun working somewhere else, Valerie.
Your time in the White House is over.