Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump in the most humiliating defeat in recent memory and yet she continues to hang around as though she has some relevance.

Mrs. Clinton, the anointed one, strutted her stuff for the final four years of Barack Obama's torturous tenure just waiting for her coronation. She was entitled. She was the chosen one. To make things even simpler for God's only daughter, Hillary Clinton was given Trump as token opposition. She would reign supreme over this rich, old, white, male buffoon and ascend to the throne for all the world to celebrate.

Hillary Clinton was so confident of victory that she couldn't help wonder if Trump would accept his fate and be able to concede defeat to her. Would Trump be able to acknowledge her great victory or would he, like Stacey Abrams, forever live in denial? Ah, suffer fools gladly.

After her humiliating defeat at the hands of Trump, it was Clinton who could not accept her fate. It was Clinton who could not concede defeat because in doing so she would have had to accept her own inadequacies. She was a poor loser. She was not gracious in defeat.

Not surprisingly, Hillary Clinton has never fully left the stage. Her sense of self-worth is too great to allow her to simply slip off into the sunset. Just when you begin to think that she has gone away, she slinks back.

This week, while appearing on Comedy Central, Mrs. Clinton suggested the American people should be prepared in the event Trump is unable to accept his fate and concede defeat to Joe Biden in November.

"I think it is a fair point to raise as to whether or not, if he loses, he’s going to go quietly or not. And we have to be ready for that," she said.

Ah, Hillary. Will the world ever appreciate how great it could have been if only you had been allowed to fulfill your destiny? In the meantime, keep us chuckling and amused. Your misery is good for the soul.

Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at barry@wbsm.com and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.

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