Hillary Clinton seems to be enjoying getting a rise out of President Donald Trump, knocking him on his foreign policy chops in a recent statement.
During a public appearance in New York City, Clinton told a crowd on Tuesday that she was “happy to be a diversion” from Trump making poor foreign policy decisions.
Clinton says she'd rather Trump tweet about her than foreign affairs.
"I'm happy to be the diversion." pic.twitter.com/SfVFI287wE
— BuzzFeed News (@BuzzFeedNews) May 2, 2017
Additionally, the former Secretary of State harped on Trump’s strategy of tweeting about important foreign affairs issues and potentially endangering U.S. relationships around the world with strategic partners.
“Negotiations are critical, but they have to be part of a broader strategy, not just thrown up on a tweet some morning that, ‘Hey let’s get together and, you know, see if we can get along and maybe we can come up with some sort of a deal,’” Clinton told CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at a Women for Women international event. “That doesn’t work.”
The former Secretary of State, U.S. Senator, and First Lady also made headlines on Tuesday when she said that had the presidential election been held on October 27 — prior to FBI Director James Comey’s early November announcement that the agency was re-opening its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while at the State Department — she would be the current President of the United States. Clinton also blamed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for “scaring” voters away from her by leaking the contents of Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta’s personal email account.
Kevin Wallace is a journalist with five years’ experience in print and digital media, and covers politics, media, and culture for the Resistance Report. He lives in Tallahassee, Florida.