‘Crooked Hillary should try it!’ Donald Trump dares Clinton to enter crowded Democratic presidential field a THIRD time after she claims she could beat him ‘again’
- Trump dares ‘Crooked Hillary’ Clinton to enter the 2020 presidential race
- She had tweeted ‘Dont tempt me,’ after he jabbed that she should challenge Elizabeth Warren but only if she came clean about her email scandal
- Clinton has said she won’t run for president a third time
- But she said Tuesday night on PBS that ‘maybe there does need to be a rematch; I mean, obviously, I can beat him again’
- Clinton lost to Trump in the Electoral College that determines American presidents
- She collected more votes overall, by running up the score in liberal California and New York – winning bragging rights but constitutionally losing the election
Donald Trump on Wednesday dared his 2016 nemesis Hillary Clinton to run against him again, calling her ‘Crooked Hillary’ and goading her after she warned him in a tweet that he shouldn’t ‘tempt’ her.
The president trolled her anyway, reposting a video clip from their debate three years ago – to the day – in which he quipped that if he were president she would be behind bars.
Clinton jabbed that night in St. Louis, Missouri it was ‘awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the law in our country.’
‘Because you’d be in jail,’ the future president replied.
He had already warned that if he won the election he would ‘instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.’ That was a reference to a scandal that resulted from her deleting tens of thousands of messages from a private server that contained all her email correspondence during her time as secretary of state.
The messages that remained contained at least 100 classified pieces of information.
Clinton also ran in 2008 and lost the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama. She said in March that she’s ‘not running’ this time but planned to ‘keep working and speaking and standing up for what I believe.’
She has kept her name in the news during a book tour with her daughter Chelsea by declaring that Trump is an ‘illegitimate president.’
On Tuesday he tweeted: ‘I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,’ Trump tweeted Tuesday.
‘Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting “C” Subpoena!’ he added, with a ‘C’ for Congress.
Clinton vented during a PBS NewsHour interview on Tuesday about the issue that spelled her political demise, saying that ‘[n]othing has been more examined and looked at than my emails, we all know that. So, he’s either lying or delusional, or both.’
‘There was no subpoena as he says in a tweet this morning, so, maybe there does need to be a rematch,’ she continued.
And then in a stunning declaration, she deadpanned: ‘I mean, obviously, I can beat him again.’
Democrats often publicly devalue Trump’s decisive 2016 victory by pointing out that Clinton won more votes overall, nationally.
American presidents are elected through the Electoral College, however, which awards no advantage for what political analysts call ‘running up the score’ in heavily partisan states.
Clinton’s ultimately meaningless margins of victory in California and New York, together, were larger than her advantage nationwide.
In the wake of her politically devastating email scandal, Clinton received a slap on the wrist for running afoul of federal record-keeping laws. Then-FBI Director James Comey declined to criminally prosecute her.
Clinton acknowledged that she and her lawyers held back and discarded 31,830 emails they deemed private and unrelated to her work.
The FBI determined the emails were destroyed roughly three weeks after Clinton received a congressional subpoena ordering her to to turn them over.
The Democrat is a recurring character in Trump’s rally speeches, often drawing chants of ‘Lock her up! Lock her up!’ – but far less in the past year than during the 2016 campaign.
The president has two rallies this week, in Minnesota and Louisiana, and one nest week in Texas.