The Best Times Hillary Clinton Threw Serious Shade at Donald Trump
Donald Trump may constantly diss Hillary Clinton, but she’s proven to be able to dish it right back. From throwing shade on Twitter to taking him down in her book, Clinton isn’t afraid to call out the president.
Here are Clinton’s best disses toward Trump that we’ll probably be quoting for years to come.
1. ‘Delete your account’
Prior to the 2016 election, Trump used Twitter to discourage Americans from voting for Clinton (if we’re putting it nicely). Using his curated nickname for his then-opponent, “Crooked Hillary,” Trump tweeted, “Obama just endorsed Crooked Hillary. He wants four more years of Obama — but nobody else does!”
Clinton could have responded in a number of ways, but she opted to beat Trump at his own game. She simply tweeted, “Delete your account” — and the Twittersphere approved. It was retweeted over 550,000 times and liked by over 700,000 users, so it’s safe to say she won.
Next: You either loved or hated this cameo she made.
2. Her ‘Fire and Fury’ cameo reading
Politics are always addressed at award shows (especially these days), so it’s no surprise that James Corden made some jokes about Trump at the 2018 Grammys. We were surprised, however, when Clinton made a surprise appearance.
In a pre-taped skit, Corden had a number of celebrities audition to narrate “Fire and Fury” by reading lines from the book, including John Legend, Snoop Dogg, and Cardi B.
Although the celebrities’ readings were hilarious, Corden just wasn’t feeling it — until Clinton stepped up to the plate. She read, “[Trump] had a longtime fear of being poisoned — one reason why he liked to eat at McDonald’s. No one knew he was coming and the food was safely pre-made.”
With the crowd erupting in laughter, Corden approved, exclaiming, “That’s it! That’s the one!”
Next: We felt uncomfortable just watching this moment.
3. Saying he made her skin crawl
In Clinton’s tell-all book about her loss to Trump in the 2016 election, What Happened, she dishes out payback to a number of people in her book. One person who definitely did not escape the heat? Trump.
She reflected on her town hall debate against Trump, in which Trump hovered behind her while she answered questions. While this clearly seemed to be his attempt at asserting dominance, all we know is it made us (and Clinton) feel uncomfortable.
Clinton wrote that her “skin crawled” with Trump “literally breathing down [her] neck.” We probably would have felt the same way, so it’s a wonder how she managed to keep her composure during such an awkward moment.
Next: She made this bigger point about the moment.
4. ‘I know you love to intimidate women’
In addition to calling Trump out for making her skin crawl during the presidential debate, she made an even bigger point about his awkward looming. She wrote that she wanted 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.’”
Trump may claim that no one respects women more than him, but he’s proven time and time again just how untrue that is. It came as no surprise that during an interview with Piers Morgan in January 2018, Trump expressed, “I wouldn’t say I’m a feminist.” He added, “That would be, maybe, going too far.”
Next: He just couldn’t stop talking about her.
5. Calling 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.”
Next: This is definitely something we’ve wondered.
6. Criticizing 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.”
Next: She pointed out this stark contrast between Trump and this former president.
7. Comparing Trump to her husband
Clinton couldn’t help but reflect on the good old days when the president didn’t feel the need to tweet every waking moment. While Trump has brought his foreign policy ideas to Twitter, Clinton pointed out that instead, her husband got to work on international issues.
“There was nothing fast and easy about it,” she said. “He didn’t tweet about it. He got to work about it, and he actually got it done.”
Next: We definitely got the message from her sarcastic tone.
8. Commenting on the Trump administration’s ‘nonsense’
Clinton didn’t hold back in calling out the Trump administration’s plans for “success.” She said sarcastically to a crowd in Little Rock, Arkansas, “Yeah, we may be cutting Medicare and Medicaid and health care and make it more expensive to go to school and all the stuff that they’re trying to do in Washington, but it’s all gonna work out.”
She criticized, “It’s such nonsense.”
Next: She definitely didn’t just learn these things.
9. ‘Things I learned today’
Not long after Trump took office, we were already neck deep in his controversies. In March 2017, political consultant Philippe Reines tweeted in regard to Trump’s first few months in office, “Russians spy. Health Care is complicated. Diplomacy is exhausting. Who knew?”
Clinton quoted the tweet, and simply wrote, “Things I learned today.” She brought her Twitter humor out to play while reminding us that she most definitely did not just learn those things, considering she tried warning Americans about each one.
Next: Trump somehow surpassed her expectations.
10. 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.”
Next: She wants him to own up to his actions.
11. 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.”
Next: He definitely didn’t do everything he could have.
12. 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.”
Next: Trump’s lies aren’t tricking Clinton.
13. Calling out his ‘size of crowds’ lies
Even at times when Clinton doesn’t use Trump’s name, we know exactly who she was referring to. During a graduation speech at her alma mater, Wellesley College in Massachusetts, she was open and honest about the world they’re graduating into.
“You are graduating at a time when there is a full-fledged assault on truth and reason,” she said. “Some are even denying things we see with our own eyes, like the size of crowds.”
Trump had started out his presidency on a bad note, considering White House press secretary Sean Spicer told an obvious lie about the size of his inauguration crowd. Despite photographic proof that Obama’s 2008 crowd was much larger, Spicer claimed Trump’s “was the largest audience to ever witness an inauguration, period.”
Next: She called it like she saw it.
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.”
Next: She called out the Trump administration for what it is.
15. Calling the Trump administration a con
Clinton may have taken a few jabs at Trump during her speech at Wellesley College, but at one point, she truly laid it all out. Following Trump’s budget plan announcement, she criticized, “It’s a con; they don’t even try to hide it.”
She also called it “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.”
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