Bill and Hillary Clinton have not spoken to each other for months after a heated argument about her election book.
According to insider Ed Klein, the former President tossed the manuscript of What Happened into the bin after Hillary ignored his advice not to publish it.
It is also claimed that Bill is upset that Hillary didn’t read though any of his notes on the book and the pair are only currently speaking through friends and lawyers.
Klein told Page Six that a close family friend of the Clintons told him:
Before Hillary sent the manuscript to her publisher, she gave it to Bill to read, and he made major changes with a red pencil.
But she refused to even read his corrections, and he got so furious that he tossed the entire manuscript into the garbage.
He told her the book made her look bewildered, angry and confused, and that those were poor qualities in a person who aspired to be a world leader.
He hated the title because calling it What Happened would only make people say, ‘You lost.’
He urged her to postpone the publishing date and rewrite the book, but she yelled at him and said, ‘The book is finished and that’s how it’s going to be published’.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 12, 2017
It is believed that the argument happened over summer before Hillary went on tour in order to promote the book.
This would make sense seeing that the last time Bill and Hillary were pictured together was towards the end of August when they visited friends in the Hamptons.
The couple have not been seen together in public since this date.
— Simon & Schuster (@SimonBooks) August 28, 2017
During her book tour, Hillary has spoken about the reasons why she believes she lost to Donald Trump in last year’s election.
Women, Russian hackers and former FBI Director James Comey have been among those Hillary has blamed.
She has also not shied away from attacking Trump saying that he is ‘even worse than I thought he was going to be’ and describing him as completely ‘unqualified’.
Also just yesterday, Hillary spoke to Stylist magazine about her guilt at losing the election.
I have a great sense of responsibility, for not winning, for letting people down.
Even more so when you consider who my opponent was. If I had run against someone whom I disagreed with politically, but believed was up to the job, of course I would have been disappointed.
But being in a position where I ended up losing to someone who I don’t think is qualified or temperamentally ready to be president was a very deep personal regret.
Hillary did add though that ‘you can only hope’ but admitted that there ‘hasn’t been much evidence’ that Trump will ever be ‘ready to be president’.
According to Ed Klein, Bill also blew up at Hillary after her defeat.
Although he showed affection publicly during her concession speech, behind closed doors it is claimed that he accused her of failing to campaign in ‘rust belt states’ which voted for Trump.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.