Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton describes the moment she knew Trump was 'for real'
Posted on 09/12/2017 4:26:37 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
Like many Americans, Hillary Clinton initially treated Donald Trump's run for president as a joke.
But the former Democratic candidate remembers the exact moment she began to take Trump seriously.
"It wasn't until I saw him dominate a debate with a crowded field of talented Republican candidates not with brilliant ideas or powerful arguments but with ugly attacks that drew gasps that I realized he might be for real," Clinton wrote in her newly released campaign memoir "What Happened."
It was at the first Republican debate, in August 2015 in Cleveland, that Trump sought to back up the provocative, racially-charged rhetoric on which he launched his candidacy, and where he introduced himself to a national audience that largely viewed his campaign as a sideshow.
On stage with nine other leading GOP candidates, Trump blasted political correctness, famously squabbled with moderator Megyn Kelly, and refused to rule out an independent campaign should he not win the Republican nomination. Many of his comments drew a mixture of raucous applause and loud jeers from the audience.
Two months earlier, Trump announced his bid for the presidency at Trump Tower in New York in a speech that cast Mexican immigrants as rapists and drug dealers....
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What racial rhetoric?
They just make things up and throw them in there.
Yes, but they weren’t very focused.
I knew he was for real when I met him in the early 2000s at Rockefeller Plaza.
And by meet I mean he said hello and shook my hand and never thought about me again lol
HEY...he could have been like any other politician with that approach :)
Nice guy though
Still in denial I see.
Do you actually believe that she would listen to them?
Her husband drew many gasps many times with his antics, BJs in the Oval Orifice, impaling interns with cigars, and numetous bimbo eruptions, go gasping over men should not have been a big deal.
Hillary Clinton describes the moment she knew Trump was ‘for real’
>>Like many Americans, Hillary Clinton initially treated Donald Trump’s run for president as a joke.
Is that why her husband consulted with him on the phone before Donald Trump announced his candidacy? Or were they just discussing grandchildren and yoga pants?
The Clintons didn’t expect him to actually run a challenging campaign against them?
Yeah, like Reagan.
Nuts to that old ba
“Hillary Clinton describes the moment she knew Trump was ‘for real’”
A. When someone on her staff told her Trump was ‘for real’.
B. When Obama called her on election night and ordered her to concede.
The best part...LLLOOLLL!!!
Clinton then fast-forwarded to a year and a half later, in January, as Trump was getting sworn in as the 45th president of the United States.
“Now here he was, with his hand on the Bible, promising to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution,” Clinton wrote.
“The joke, it turned out, was on us.”
Or Ike. Or McKinley. Or Abe. Or Jackson.
This sounds like a song by The Originals;
“Baby, I’m for real!”
What makes this particularly funny is that Clinton’s campaign leadership had previously laid out a strategy to undermine the GOP by pushing “Pied Piper” candidates like Trump, Carson and Cruz — who they thought didn’t have a chance in hell of winning. LMAO.
“racially-charged rhetoric “
I must have missed something.
When you realize that she probably had ten advisors writing this, it makes sense. This book is laughable. She is a footnote in history of disgraced husband, and probably with time, she will be totally shown to be the crook she is.
She realized Trump was for real, the first time he called her Crooked Hillary. No other candidate had the nerve to do that.
Regarding ideas? Trump was the only one to produce position papers and to raise our awareness in many areas.
I don’t ever recall the losers of a presidential run writing a book about losing? I mean, if anyone should write a book it should be Bernie.
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