Every Time Hillary Clinton Took On the Trump Family
Hillary Clinton may have lost the presidential election to Donald Trump in 2016, but she still seems to be butting heads with his entire family. Whether on social media or during interviews, the former presidential candidate has made it clear that her stance is still strongly against the Trumps.
From calling out Donald Trump Jr.’s blatant lies (page 5) to explaining why Ivanka Trump will never be president (page 6), here is every time Clinton took on the Trump family.
1. Calling for Ivanka to be held accountable
In an interview with Refinery29, Clinton was asked whether or not Ivanka Trump should be held accountable for the actions of the president. She responded, “Everyone associated with him … they’re either on board with that, or they’re not.”
She added, “And if they’re not, they need to be speaking out or leaving. But if they remain silent and just give lip service to contrary points of views, then they are part of his agenda and should be judged and held accountable for that.”
Next: Donald Trump Jr. definitely wasn’t amused.
2. Her Fire and Fury cameo reading
The Trump family wasn’t exactly amused when Clinton made a surprise appearance for a Fire and Fury cameo reading at the 2018 Grammys. After reading an excerpt from the book, the award show’s host, James Corden, gave his approval.
Donald Trump Jr., however, did not. He took to Twitter to complain, writing, “Getting to read a #fakenews book excerpt at the Grammys seems like a great consolation prize for losing the presidency. #GrammyAwards.”
Next: Here’s how she feels about the Trump administration.
3. Calling the Trump administration a con
While delivering a speech at her alma mater, Wellesley College, Clinton wasn’t afraid to take a few jabs at the Trumps. On top of referring to Trump as a troll who may “even call you a nasty woman,” she called his whole administration a con.
In response to Trump’s budget plan announcement, Clinton criticized, “It’s a con; they don’t even try to hide it.”
She added that it was “an attack of unimaginable cruelty on the most vulnerable among us: the youngest, the oldest, the poorest, and hard-working people who need a little help to gain or hang on to a decent middle class life.”
Next: She calls it like she sees it.
4. Calling Donald Trump a creep
In 2017, Clinton wrote a tell-all book about how she lost the 2016 presidential election, titled What Happened. While reflecting on their town hall debates, Clinton recalled how Trump tried to assert dominance over her, but ended up just coming across as a creep.
Trump hovered behind Clinton throughout the debate, which Clinton claimed made her “skin [crawl]” with Trump “literally breathing down [her] neck.”
She wrote about her desire to look “him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, ‘back up you creep, get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women but you can’t intimidate me, so back up.’”
Next: She called out Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting for obvious reasons.
5. Calling out Donald Trump Jr.’s lies
When Donald Trump Jr. was caught meeting with a Kremlin-connected lawyer, he claimed it had nothing to do with Russian collusion. Instead, he claimed the meeting’s purpose was to “learn more about Clinton’s ‘fitness’ for office,” according to Time.
Clinton, of course, didn’t hold back in calling out his blatant lies. “It’s ridiculous,” Clinton told the Today show. “It’s another absurd lie to cover up what really was going on, which I hope we finally uncover and understand.”
Next: Here’s why she doesn’t think Ivanka will become president.
6. She doesn’t think Ivanka Trump will become president
Rumors have circulated that Ivanka Trump wants to become president one day. Even if that meant having a female president, Clinton has made it clear that she’s against the idea.
While speaking with a Dutch TV reporter, Clinton was told, “Apparently Ivanka Trump wants to be the first female president of the United States.”
Clinton didn’t hesitate in shooting down the idea, claiming, “That’s not going to happen — no.”
Next: She doesn’t think any more Trumps will be in the White House, for that matter.
7. Referring to the Trump family as ‘inexperienced’
It’s safe to say Ivanka isn’t the only Trump that Clinton doesn’t want as president after Donald Trump is out. Clinton attested, “We don’t want any more inexperienced Trumps in the White House.”
“Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice and shame on me.” Clinton added, “The American people have seen for themselves what happens when a reality TV candidate wins.”
8. She says the U.S. doesn’t deserve Trump
“Countries deserve the governments they elect — does America deserve Donald Trump?” Hillary was asked at a conference in India.
There was a pause while the audience had a good laugh. Once they mellowed out, the interviewer asked again, “What’s gone wrong?”
“I’d have to say no, we did not deserve that,” replied Clinton.
9. She blasted Trump’s climate change denials
Clinton’s keynote address was titled “The Great Churn: What Happens Now.” One of the topics she covered with her audience in India was climate change. “It is shameful that the United States is now the only country in the world that is not in the Paris Agreement, and I want to thank India’s leadership and commitment to bringing other countries to the recognition of the perilous threat of climate change,” she said.
10. She called out his obsession with her
While speaking at the 25th-anniversary celebration of her husband’s presidential election in November 2017, Clinton made a point to address Trump’s continued obsession with her.
He criticized her for not backing down from the public light, tweeting, “She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!”
During her speech in Little Rock, Arkansas, Clinton addressed, “Apparently, you know, my former opponent is obsessed with my speaking out.” However, she noted, “I’m gonna keep speaking out.”
11. And criticized his tweeting and golfing habits
Clinton also made a point to state exactly what many of us have wondered about Trump’s presidency. At her husband’s 25th anniversary celebration, Clinton said, “Apparently there was another, somebody told me, tweet today.”
She pointed out, “Honestly, between tweeting and golfing, how does he get anything done? I don’t understand it. Maybe that’s the whole point.”
12. Criticizing Trump for not ‘accepting responsibility’
Despite several women coming forward about Trump’s sexual misconduct, he has yet to meet any consequences. Clinton got real while criticizing his lack of accountability while speaking with New York’s WABC radio.
She noted that Al Franken apologized for sexual misconduct allegations against him, but Trump and Roy Moore have yet to do so. “I don’t hear that from Roy Moore or Donald Trump,” she condemned.
“Look at the contrast between Al Franken, accepting responsibility, apologizing, and Roy Moore and Donald Trump, who have done neither.”
13. Judging his response to Hurricane Maria victims
With one natural disaster after another in 2017, Trump had the chance to step up in his presidential role to take care of those affected. Many criticized the president for not doing nearly enough to help — especially when it came to Puerto Rico’s devastation from Hurricane Maria.
Clinton took to Twitter to address Trump. “President Trump, Sec. Mattis, and DOD should send the Navy, including the USNS Comfort, to Puerto Rico now,” she wrote. “These are American citizens.”
14. Calling him a ‘troll’
In her speech at Wellesley College, Clinton called it like she saw it: deeming Trump a troll. She referred to Trump as one of the “trolls galore, online and in-person.” Once again, without using Trump’s name, she addressed that those trolls “many even call you a nasty woman.”
15. She definitely doesn’t admire Trump’s presidency
We definitely had expectations about what Trump’s presidency would look like — including Clinton. During an interview with New York’s WABC radio, she was asked if there was anything to admire about Trump’s time in office. She responded, “No. The answer is absolutely no.”
She also added, “I didn’t think he’d be as bad as he turned out to be.”
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