May sat in ‘stony-faced silence’ when the bombshell exit poll predicted a hung Parliament at 10pm on Thursday.
Theresa May burst into tears and a Tory staffer was physically sick as the Conservatives’ election night horror unfolded.
It emerged today that the Prime Minister cried before meeting with the Queen and welled-up while addressing Tory activists.
Although May called the shock snap election , it seemed she was unprepared for looming disaster despite one of her top advisers warning her she risked flopping like US politician Sarah Palin in 2008.
Ms Palin made a storming start after being picked as Presidential hopeful John McCain’s running mate.
But she quickly faltered, unable to carry on the momentum of a long, gruelling campaign.
Mrs May listened to the awkward analysis but changed nothing, according to the Politico website.