Hillary Clinton: Trump is ‘Obsessed with Me’
HRC claims her arch-rival is 'an illegitimate president' during new interview
Twice-failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton slammed Donald Trump during a new interview, claiming that her president is "obsessed with me."
Clinton made the outlandish comments during an interview that aired on Sunday, insisting that President Trump is “obsessed” with her because he is “an illegitimate president.”
Hillary was joined by her daughter, Chelsea, for the Trump-bashing interview on “CBS Sunday Morning.”
The interview with Hillary, who was sporting a new hairstyle, sets off a week of media appearances with the former first lady, as speculation mounts that she is preparing to take on Trump for a second time in 2020 with her third presidential run.
“My view is that, given the latest revelation, which is such a blatant effort to use his presidential position to advance his personal and political interests, there should be an impeachment inquiry opened,” Clinton told CBS.
“And I think, sadly, there are a number of grounds. But this one is incredibly troubling.”
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Hillary continued, making remarks that appeared to come close to incitement:
“Trump right now poses a direct threat, a clear and present danger to the institutions of our government, to the rule of law, to our standing in the world.”
“Look, there were many funny things that happened in my election that will not happen again,” she continued.
“And I’m hoping that both the public and press understand the way Trump plays the game … he knows he’s an illegitimate president.
"I believe he understands that the many varying tactics they used — from voter suppression and voter purging to hacking to the false stories — he knows that there were just a bunch of different reasons why the election turned out like it did.”
“It was like applying for a job and getting 66 million letters of recommendation and losing to a corrupt human tornado.
"And so, I know that he knows that this wasn’t on the level.
"I don’t know that we’ll ever know what happened,” Clinton concludes, adding, “but clearly we know a lot and are learning more every day and history will probably sort it all out, so of course he’s obsessed with me.
"I believe it’s a guilty conscience in so much as he has a conscience.”
Hillary Clinton on President Trump:— Benny (@bennyjohnson) September 29, 2019
“I believe he knows he’s an illegitimate President”
OK HILLARY 😂 pic.twitter.com/EZJSB9L2Bf
According to the Daily Wire, Trump campaign surrogate and CNN contributor Steve Cortes responded to Clinton’s comments by writing on Twitter:
“This kind of talk is so corrosive to our politics.
"Disagree with Pres Trump’s policies or tactics? Fine. But calling him ‘illegitimate’ represents pure demonization rather than debate … ”
This kind of talk is so corrosive to our politics. Disagree with Pres Trump’s policies or tactics? Fine. But calling him “illegitimate” represents pure demonization rather than debate... pic.twitter.com/c44W5X1StK— Steve Cortes (@CortesSteve) September 29, 2019
Former senior White House official Cliff Sims responded to Clinton’s comments by writing on Twitter: “Why does the media give Hillary Clinton a pass for saying things like this?
"Is it not destructive to our democracy for the sore loser of a national election to say — with no justification whatsoever — that her opponent’s victory was illegitimate?”
Why does the media give Hillary Clinton a pass for saying things like this? Is it not destructive to our democracy for the sore loser of a national election to say—with no justification whatsoever—that her opponent’s victory was illegitimate? pic.twitter.com/G66qEd1InG— Cliff Sims (@Cliff_Sims) September 29, 2019
Clinton’s bitter words about the president come after it was revealed late last week that the State Department is “investigating the email records of dozens of current and former senior State Department officials who sent messages to then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email,” The Washington Post reported.
“As many as 130 officials have been contacted in recent weeks by State Department investigators — a list that includes senior officials who reported directly to Clinton as well as others in lower-level jobs whose emails were at some point relayed to her inbox, said current and former State Department officials," according to the Post.
"Those targeted were notified that emails they sent years ago have been retroactively classified and now constitute potential security violations, according to letters reviewed by The Washington Post.
"In virtually all of the cases, potentially sensitive information, now recategorized as ‘classified,’ was sent to Clinton’s unsecure inbox.”