Donald Trump threatened to prosecute Hillary Clinton and suggested he might throw her in jail if he became president. Clinton has repeatedly cast Trump as an “unhinged” threat to democracy and the nation.
Could these two ever become friends again after this election is over?
The Democratic nominee would like that to be the case. In a radio interview that aired Tuesday, she said she hoped that the two can again be on friendly terms after this brutal election is over. (Long before Trump started calling her “Crooked Hillary,” the Clintons and the Trumps used to be cordial, with the Clintons even attending Trump’s wedding to Melania in 2005 at Mar-a-Lago.)
The host of the radio show “Mojo in the Morning” asked Clinton: “When this is all said and done, do you think you guys could become friendly again?”
“Well, I would hope so,” Clinton replied. “I have to confess, and I think you could talk to a lot of people in New York who also knew him — we just have been surprised by a lot of what he has said and the kind of things that he’s done in this campaign or that we’ve learned about.”
Clinton pointed out that her daughter, Chelsea, is a “good friend” of Trump’s daughter Ivanka.
“I hope that when it’s over, all of America comes together,” Clinton said. “We can’t put up with this kind of behavior where people are pitting each other against different groups of Americans. That’s not the way we’re going to work best together and get things done.”
Reconciliation is clearly on Clinton’s mind. In another radio interview with entertainer Ryan Seacrest that aired Monday, Clinton said she “absolutely” expects to speak to Trump if she wins the election. She even hinted that the real estate mogul could play a role in bringing the country back together after an unprecedentedly ugly campaign season.
“Oh, absolutely,” she said. “I hope that he will, if I’m successful, play a constructive role in … coming together — bring people who supported him to the table so that we can have the kind of national conversation we should have.”