New video emerged this week showing the moment former senior Obama staffer Ben Rhodes learned Donald Trump would become the President of the United States, repeatedly saying he needed time to “process” Hillary’s stunning defeat.
The footage is part of a new HBO documentary detailing the final days of the Obama presidency and shows Rhodes sitting alone on a park bench attempting to contemplate one of the biggest political upsets in modern history.
This video of a shell-shocked Ben Rhodes after Hillary's election loss taken from a new HBO documentary is incredible. pic.twitter.com/EnJllQ5rBX
— neontaster (@neontaster) May 30, 2018
The video comes as Rhodes prepares to release his upcoming memoir detailing his time in the Obama White House. The book contains inside information over the administration’s response to Trump’s victory, including Obama questioning their entire strategy; asking “What if we were wrong?”
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