Trump Trolls Clinton, Posts Obama’s 2008 Attack Ad

By Steven Klett, Epoch Times
June 10, 2016 5:21 pm Last Updated: June 10, 2016 5:21 pm

Donald Trump trolled Hillary Clinton, posting an old attack ad from Obama’s primary campaign in 2008 a day after Obama endorsed Clinton:

“I rarely agree with President Obama—however he is 100% correct about Crooked Hillary Clinton. Great ad!”

The ad reads: “Hillary Clinton will say anything to get elected. Now she’s making false attacks against Barack Obama. The Washington Post says Clinton isn’t telling the truth. She championed NAFTA, even though it has cost South Carolina thousands of jobs. And worst of all, it was Hillary Clinton who voted for George Bush’s war in Iraq. Hillary Clinton. She’ll say anything and change nothing. It’s time to turn the page.”

A couple hours later, he shared a clip of Obama on stage circa 2008 where he compared Clinton to Annie Oakley. 

Politico points out that Trump donated to the 2008 Clinton campaign and spoke highly of Clinton in a 2008 blog post:

“Hillary Clinton said she’d consider naming Barack Obama as her vice-president when she gets the nomination, but she’s nowhere near a shoo-in,” Trump wrote in a 2008 blog post. “For his part, Obama said he’s just focused on winning the nomination, although at least one member of his team said Clinton would make a good vice-president. (I know Hillary and I think she’d make a great president or vice-president.)”

The tweeted video of Obama came the day after the president endorsed Clinton:

“I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office,” said Obama on the three-minute video. 

“She’s got the courage, the compassion, and the heart to get the job done. And I say that as somebody who had to debate her more than 20 times,” the president continued.

Obama also announced that the two of them would be campaigning together, their first rally on June 15 in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

“I want those of you who have been with me since the beginning of this incredible journey to be the first to know that I’m with her,” he said. 

“I am fired up. And I can’t wait to get out there and campaign with Hillary.”