President Donald Trump took his criticism of Hillary Clinton to new heights on Saturday after she once again questioned the legitimacy of the 2016 election.
Clinton sat down with Mother Jones magazine this week where she was interviewed about the 2016 election. Clinton discussed topics such as voter suppression, Russian interference in the election and the election’s overall legitimacy.
When asked whether or not she believes the election was legitimate, Clinton said: “I think that there are lots of questions about its legitimacy and we don’t have a method for contesting that in our system. That’s why I’ve long advocated for an independent commission to get to the bottom of what happened.”
“As we learn more about it, we know that the web of connections between people on Trump’s team and Russian representatives just gets more and more dense,” Clinton added. “Certainly, the Trump administration has no interest in finding out the truth. They’re allergic to the truth in a lot of settings, so they’re certainly going to be doing everything they can to prevent it from coming out here.”
Clinton also said that voter suppression had a “dramatic effect on the election,” as did “weaponized misinformation.” She said Russia, Trump and the GOP were the sources of those things.
How did Trump respond?
The president responded in the best way he knows how: on Twitter. Only this time, he took his criticism of Clinton up a notch, saying Clinton is the “worst and biggest loser of all time.”
Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party. Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 18, 2017
From the writer’s perspective: One important question:
Since releasing her latest book about her 2016 loss, Clinton has been on a crusade denouncing Trump and the legitimacy of the 2016 election, railing against all of the things she believes contributed to her loss.
She positions herself as extremely worried about the integrity of future elections, given what she believes happened to her, but would Clinton be so concerned with voter suppression and “weaponized misinformation” if she had won last November? Would she be calling for independent commissions to investigate the election if she had won?
I think we all know the answer to that question.