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Hillary Clinton claims Trump responsible for ongoing 'constitutional crisis' by undermining Biden's legitimacy — but forgets she called Trump 'illegitimate'

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Hillary Clinton's Monday appearance on "The View" was bursting at the seams with irony.

The former presidential candidate claimed the United States remains in the midst of a full-blown "constitutional crisis" that she said was caused by former President Donald Trump questioning the results of the 2020 election.

What are the details?

Clinton claimed she received "no satisfaction" in her remarks, but bashed Trump — though not by name — for allegedly undermining the legitimacy of President Joe Biden.

"I think we not only came close to a full constitutional crisis, I think we're still in it," Clinton alleged.

"We're at a very dangerous, continuing, high-level attack on the legitimacy of our government and the election of our president," she added. "And obviously, our former president is not only behind it; he incited it, he encouraged it, and he continues to do so."

Clinton added that members of the Republican Party who "willingly" support Trump are acting like members of a "cult, not a political party, but a cult."

"They're continuing attacks on the election and their refusal to say, 'You know what? We've counted these votes, it's over, we're going to move on,' has sown so much doubt," Clinton said. "And then you combine it with the disinformation network known as Facebook, and you've got a volatile mix. So yeah, we are still in the midst of a concerted, well-funded effort to undermine American democracy."

What is the irony?

Just two years ago, Clinton appeared on "The View," where she questioned the legitimacy of Trump's victory, something she did throughout Trump's presidency.

"[Trump] knows that he's an illegitimate president, and, because of that, he's very insecure about it," Clinton claimed. "He's obsessed with the fact that he was helped a lot."

However, despite years-long accusations of collusion between Russia and Trump's campaign, special counsel Robert Mueller cleared Trump's campaign of any alleged wrongdoing in that regard.

Clinton's comments, therefore, raise the question: If Trump is leading a "high-level attack on the legitimacy of our government" by questioning the legitimacy of Biden's victory, did Clinton herself pose an existential threat to American democracy by questioning the legitimacy of Trump's victory?

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