WATCH: Hillary Trolls Trump by Asking China to Release His Tax Returns
There are few people who understand what it’s like to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee better than Hillary Clinton. The former Secretary of State was probed time and again about her actions related to the Benghazi attacks. Her name has come up frequently during the William Barr hearings.
Clinton appeared on Rachel Maddow’s show last night to discuss Barr and the Trump presidency. She made a clever call back to Trump’s campaign, jokingly asking China to hack and release the president’s tax returns.
The former Secretary of State told Maddow:
“Imagine, Rachel, that you had one of the Democratic nominees for 2020 on your show and that person said, ‘Y’know, the only other adversary of ours, who’s anywhere near as good as the Russians, is China. So why should Russia have all the fun? And since Russia is clearly backing Republicans, why don’t we ask China to back us?’”
Here is Hillary Clinton's hypothetical about a candidate calling on China to hack Trump's taxes, and why Republicans putting partisanship over national security is a dangerous thing. pic.twitter.com/AIjJYRiTfE
— Maddow Blog (@MaddowBlog) May 2, 2019
She then mocked the president by asking, “China, if you’re listening, why don’t you get Trump’s tax returns?I’m sure our media would richly reward you.”
Maddow then asked her guest why her name has come up so often in the Barr hearings. Clinton says that this is a common diversion tactic for GOP politicians. She explained, “That’s (Russian interference) the real story. That’s what they don’t want the American people thinking about. So when in doubt, say something wild about me.”