Hillary Clinton Calls on China to ‘Get Trump’s Tax Returns’
Failed presidential candidate is called 'salty' for not moving on from election defeat
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared on TV suggesting China get should get hold of President Donald Trump’s tax returns, prompting Twitter to question her ability to move on from her 2016 presidential defeat.
Many outlets reporting on the story suggested that Clinton was in effect asking China to 'hack' president Trump, because how would they possibly get hold of them?
Clinton was being interviewed on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow show Wednesday night, insisting that 2020 presidential candidates should seek out the help of the “only other adversary of ours, who’s anywhere near as good as the Russians” to get hold of Trump’s tax returns.
“And not only that, China, if you’re listening, why don’t you get Trump’s tax returns?” Clinton said.
Her remarks echoed similarities to Trump's in Florida during the 2016 campaign was suggested that Russia might find Clinton’s deleted emails, but did not call for her to be hacked.
But why Clinton is continuing to peddle an out of date ‘Russiagate’ conspiracy theory after Mueller's report cleared Trump of any wrongdoing is anyone's guess.
Her remarks did not go unnoticed.
Hillary Clinton calls on China to illegally obtain Trump’s tax returns and give them to American media— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) May 2, 2019
DNC Chair Tom Perez has repeatedly called on Republicans in recent days to not use stolen info and here is Hillary asking a foreign government to steal info for the Democrats pic.twitter.com/4dottgn6Pk
I feel like I live in twilight zone pic.twitter.com/TR4GOOINrR— Miguel Gallegos (@TheMFG1993) May 2, 2019
If Hillary Clinton truly believed it was wrong to joke about asking a foreign country to hack and leak things then she wouldn’t have just asked China to do it to Trump. They know they’ve been grandstanding this whole time. Russia was an excuse for losing. pic.twitter.com/EwaygXJOPb— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) May 2, 2019
Happy to see @HillaryClinton is still salty about losing the election. She’s been exposed as a liar and a fraud via @Wikileaks but still tries to make excuses. Now she’s calling on China to hack the Republicans. US Empire is self destructing in this epic 2 party political war. 😂 https://t.co/mKGAH04MSJ— Kim Dotcom (@KimDotcom) May 2, 2019
Twitter users including Kim Dotcom called the former secretary of state “salty.”
Ignoring the outcome of the Mueller Report and doubling down on her years of unfounded accusations that Russia colluded with election rival Donald Trump, Clinton said:
“Since Russia is clearly backing Republicans, why don’t we ask China to back us?”
MSNBC enjoyed high ratings throughout the Special Counsel's Russia probe while speculating Donald Trump ’s downfall. Mueller
But recently, the network has seen its ratings plummet flowing the conclusions of Mueller's report.
The network saw a dramatic drop in ratings on Monday night following Attorney General William Barr's summary of Special Counsel Robert Mueller s findings, the Daily Beast reported.
“[Rachel] Maddow, who has consistently vied for the first or second top-rated cable news program, was sixth on Monday evening, down almost 500,000 total viewers from the previous Monday, as was MSNBC’s second top-rated program in primetime, ‘The Last Word With Lawrence O’Donnell,’” the outlet reported.