Hillary Clinton took a major swipe at President Donald Trump on Twitter Monday morning by reminding the world that during a debate with the now-President in the throes of the 2016 presidential campaign, she warned that Trump was a “puppet” of Russian President Vladimir Putin.
During their third debate in October 2016, Clinton and Trump sparred over Trump’s suspected subservience to Putin.
“Putin from everything I see has no respect for this person,” Trump growled. Clinton replied, “that’s because he’d rather have a puppet as president.”
Trump insisted, “puppet, no puppet, you’re the puppet.”
“The Russians have engaged in cyber attacks against the United States of America that you encouraged; that you encouraged espionage against our people; that you are willing to spout the Putin line, sign up for his wishlist, break up NATO… and that you continue to get help from him because he has a very clear favorite in this race.”
Hindsight is 20/20. We were warned.
“Like I said: A puppet,” she tweeted.
The nearly 66 million Americans who listened are all for her right now.
I fucking love you
— Kathy Griffin (@kathygriffin) January 14, 2019
You did warn us.
Over and over and over again.
— andy lassner (@andylassner) January 14, 2019
You were so right. I listened to you. Too bad many did not.
— Vote Dem for the Planet (@Brasilmagic) January 14, 2019
I was listening, Madame President. I believed you then and do so now. #ImpeachTheMF
— Andrew Mendelson (@MadDogMendelson) January 14, 2019
Damn right and we won’t ever let them forget it!! 🔥🔥🔥#MadamPresident
— Propane Jane™ (@docrocktex26) January 14, 2019
By this point in the campaign, both candidates were receiving daily security briefings.