While the pre-election polls and exit polling the night of the election all showed Hillary Clinton likely defeating Donald Trump and becoming the 45th President of the United States, when the actual results of Tuesday’s vote were publicized late Tuesday night and early Wednesday morning, they showed a dramatically different picture.

News outlets offered glimpses into the shock felt by supporters of Hillary Clinton on election night as it became clear that Trump was leading in the Electoral College. Gaping mouths, tear-filled eyes, and the anguish of defeat were seen on the faces of horrified Clinton-backers at what was intended to be a victory party in New York.

According to one report, the shocking defeat rattled the Clinton campaign – all the way to the nominee herself.

Ed Klein, a former New York Magazine editor-in-chief who has written extensively on the Clinton family in the past, told News Max that a source close to the Clintons described to him a phone call placed by the former Secretary of State just after she realized her defeat was inevitable.

"Here's what I know - not my opinion," said Klein. "At about 6:30 this morning, she called an old friend. She was crying inconsolably. Her female friend - from way, way back - said it was even hard to understand what she was saying, she was crying so hard. This is Hillary we're talking about."

According to the unnamed source, Klein claims, Clinton blamed her loss on the FBI and President Obama.

"Eventually her friends said that she could make out that she was blaming James Comey, the Director of the FBI, for her loss, and... the President of the United States for her loss."

"She felt the President could have stopped Comey a long time ago, because that's what Bill [Clinton] said."

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