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Trump staffer vows to release Clinton concession call to mark 6-month anniversary of 2016 win

Well, that's one way to celebrate.


Andrew Wyrich


Published May 9, 2017   Updated May 24, 2021, 3:02 pm CDT

President Donald Trump’s director of social media has promised to release a concession call from Hillary Clinton’s campaign to mark the six-month anniversary of Trump’s 2016 election win.

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In a tweet on Tuesday morning, Dan Scavino Jr. posted a screen shot of then-Campaign Manager Kellyanne Conway’s phone showing a call from Huma Abedin, a senior member of Clinton’s campaign, from 2:30am on election night.

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“I have on video & will share that in the near future,” Scavino wrote.

Conway, who is now a counselor to Trump, soon responded on Twitter, re-tweeting Scavino and writing “#memories.”

Conway told Good Morning America following Trump’s victory that she “received a call from Huma Abedin” in the small hours of Nov. 9 before she handed her phone to Trump.

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“They had a very gracious exchange,” Conway said of Clinton’s concession call. “As I understand it, Secretary Clinton commended Donald Trump on a hard-fought race and congratulated him for his victory and he told Secretary Clinton she’s very smart, very tough, had waged a tremendous campaign,” Conway said.

“He respects her and her family,” she added. “It was a very pleasant exchange.”

The results of November’s election seem to crop up a lot from Trump and his staff.

Last month, Trump tweeted “The election is over!” in response to several protests on Tax Day where people demanded Trump release his tax returns.

On May 2, Trump again brought up Clinton on Twitter, saying that FBI Director James Comey was “the best thing that ever happened to Hillary Clinton.”

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Trump even handed out printouts of the electoral college map to reporters during a recent interview with Reuters (where he admitted he thought being president “would be easier” than it is).

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*First Published: May 9, 2017, 3:25 pm CDT