President Trump wants a rematch in 2020.
“I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020?” Trump tweeted Monday. “My answer was, ‘I hope so!’”
Clinton recently declared that she is “done with being a candidate.”
Although nearly a year has passed since Election Day, Trump and Clinton still can’t seem to resist sniping at one another publicly. Trump was irked by a spate of interviews Clinton gave to promote her book “What Happened,” which gives an account of the 2016 presidential campaign.
After Trump commented that Clinton “blames everybody (and everything) but herself” for losing the election, Clinton retorted with an offer to send the commander-in-chief a copy of the children’s version of her book on child-rearing, “It Takes a Village.”
More recently, on Saturday, Clinton compared Trump to Harvey Weinstein, the disgraced Hollywood producer accused of sexual harassment and assault. In an interview with the United Kingdom’s Channel 4 News, Clinton was asked whether she had heard rumors about Weinstein, a prominent Democratic donor.
“Look, we just elected someone who admitted sexual assault to the presidency,” Clinton said, referencing the “Access Hollywood” tape. “So there’s a lot of other issues that are swirling around these kinds of behaviors that need to be addressed.”
At a press conference Monday, Trump was asked about his tweets, as well as Clinton’s recent contention that professional athletes who demonstrate during the national anthem are “not against our anthem or the flag.”
“Oh, I hope Hillary runs,” Trump affirmed. “Is she going to run? I hope. Hillary, please run again!”
The president added Clinton’s statement was indicative of why she lost the election.
“That’s why she lost the election,” Trump said. “Honestly, it’s that thinking, that is the reason she lost the election.
“I mean, look, there are a lot of reasons why she didn’t win, including the fact that she was not good at what she did, but I will tell you, that is something that I just heard about, and I think that her statement in itself is very disrespectful to our country,” he added.
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