The results caught Clinton and her campaign staffers by surprise. They did not expect to lose the election to Trump. Her team had been unable to forecast his turnout; nobody could believe that they lost in states like Florida and North Carolina. Clinton did not want to concede to Trump, and some of her aides encouraged her not to. However, for the sake of the nation, she chose to back down (Allen and Parnes 320). Obama called and asked her to give up the race. Clinton thought she had let everyone down including the country, the president, and herself. The Obama’s legacy was now at risk. The deficiencies of her campaign strategies were now clear to her and the campaign team (Allen and Parnes 326). Eventually, she called Trump and congratulated him (Allen and Parnes 327).