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Hillary Clinton Masterfully Trolls Trump After He Asks If Americans Are 'Better Off Than Four Years Ago'

After Donald Trump took to Truth Social to ask 'are you better off than you were four years ago,' Hillary Clinton had the perfect reply.

Hillary Clinton; Donald Trump
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Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had the perfect response to former President Donald Trump after he asked his followers to consider if they are "better off than you were four years ago."

On Monday, Trump published a post on Truth Social asking just that.

Screenshot of Donald Trump's post on Truth Social@realDonaldTrump/Truth Social

The next day, Clinton responded on X, formerly Twitter, with the following assessment:

"Multiple indictments and half a billion dollars in civil liability later, pretty much the only person who can say they were better off four years ago is Donald Trump."

You can see her post below.

Clinton's post is accurate.

Trump faces 91 federal and state charges across four separate indictments encompassing his efforts to overturn the 2020 election, his actions during the Capitol riot, his alleged theft of classified documents from the White House, and alleged campaign finance fraud.

Last month, Judge Arthur Engoron ruled that Trump must pay $464 million in disgorgement and interest for engaging in a decade-long business with fraudulent financial statements, which inflated the value of his real estate holdings and exaggerated his wealth.

Additionally, Trump was prohibited from serving as an executive in any New York company for three years. Similarly, his sons, Donald Trump Jr. and Eric Trump, were fined $4 million each and banned from executive roles for two years. Trump is reportedly having trouble securing his $464 million bond despite his lawyers' previous claim that this wouldn't be a problem.

While asking the "are you better off now than four years ago" question harks as far back as Reagan in 1980, people were sure Trump wouldn't try it in 2024 considering 2020, Trump's final year in office, was such a disaster for the country. But sure enough, he did, and Clinton's retort draws on the absurdity that he would even ask it.

Many have mocked Trump as a result.


Trump's post also didn't note that when he was in office four years ago, in March 2020, the United States was grappling with the initial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The country was entering shutdowns, which had severe economic consequences, leaving businesses and industries on the brink of collapse.

Well over 1.2 million Americans have died since the pandemic began. Many of these people could have been saved had former President Donald Trump's administration taken the situation seriously from the start.

The thin-skinned Trump raged against shutdowns, attacked healthcare professionals, frequently undermined the efforts of the White House COVID-19 Task Force, and openly pushed conspiracy theories about the virus and the vaccination campaign that were embraced by his followers, hindering the country's ability to rebound from the pandemic's economic shock.