In the wake of a firestorm over his press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin, President Trump on Thursday fired back at his critics by posting an old video of Hillary Clinton.
Will the Dems and Fake News ever learn? This is classic! pic.twitter.com/kSX3ROI4QG
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 19, 2018
“We want very much to have a strong Russia because a strong, competent, prosperous, stable Russia is we think in the interest of the world,” Clinton can be heard saying in the video.
Along with the video, Trump wrote: “Will the Dems and Fake News ever learn? This is classic!”
According to the New York Post, the clip is from 2010 “when reformist Dmitry Medvedev was president.”
In response to Trump’s tweet, Clinton posted a more recent video, sharing her remarks from a 2016 campaign rally.
That’s a clip from when Medvedev was president. Here’s what I said about Putin’s Russia. pic.twitter.com/a0bIeg1kZ4
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 19, 2018
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“I would argue most important for voters to consider is the relationship between Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin,” Clinton says in the 2016 clip. “[Putin] knows he can use flattery to get into Donald’s head, to make Donald the Kremlin’s puppet.”
“So ask yourself, why would Putin be trying to get Donald Trump elected president?” Clinton continued. “Could it be because of all the nice things Donald has said about him or the fact that he has promised to adopt pro-Kremlin policies, or maybe because of the extensive business dealings with Russian oligarchs. Now, since Donald won’t release his tax returns and don’t hold your breath, we don’t know the full extent of his business relationships, but what we know is disturbing.”