President Donald Trump on Tuesday taunted Hillary Clinton on Twitter, challenging her to enter the 2020 presidential race.
Suggesting that he sees Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as the current frontrunner, Trump questioned whether Clinton could even get past the “Uber Left” candidate to win the Democratic nomination.
“I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren,” the president tweeted.
However, Trump said he had “one condition”: “The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting “C” Subpoena!”
I think that Crooked Hillary Clinton should enter the race to try and steal it away from Uber Left Elizabeth Warren. Only one condition. The Crooked one must explain all of her high crimes and misdemeanors including how & why she deleted 33,000 Emails AFTER getting “C” Subpoena!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2019
Hours later, Clinton fired back, tweeting: “Don’t tempt me.”
Even after defeating Clinton in 2016, Trump has continued to reference Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state. He has questioned the FBI’s decision not to charge her with a crime for her actions and harped on the subset of “non-work related” emails that her team deleted after the agency issued a subpoena for them.
Trump’s latests jabs came as Clinton and her daughter, Chelsea Clinton, have been promoting a new book they cowrote, “The Book of Gutsy Women.”
Clinton has grudgingly said she is not running for president again. But that has not prevented her from frequently bemoaning her 2016 loss to Trump in the media.
A Rasmussen poll released Monday found that if Clinton changed her mind and managed to reach the general election, it would be another close contest, with each candidate predicted to received about 45 percent of the vote.
However, Donald Trump Jr. seemed not to be buying those adds. In a tweet responding to the survey on Monday, he said: “All I want for Christmas is for Hillary to run again.”
All I want for Christmas is for Hillary to run again. https://t.co/n7uogAfLkN
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) October 7, 2019
As Donald Trump has often pointed out, the pollsters got it wrong in 2016, predicting that Clinton was overwhelmingly likely to win. While Clinton did win the popular vote, Trump walked away 77 more electoral college seats.