Hillary Clinton Laughs at News of Trump’s Indictment

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who famously misplaced the 2016 presidential election to Donald Trump, laughed at information of the newest indictment towards her former marketing campaign opponent on Monday evening.

“All around the nation proper now, individuals are questioning what Hillary Rodham Clinton is considering, watching issues unfold in Georgia,” MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow mentioned Monday evening, as Clinton laughed.

A Fulton County, Georgia, grand jury returned a 41-count indictment towards Trump (charged with 13 counts) and 18 others Monday evening, on expenses associated to an alleged conspiracy to steal the 2020 presidential election.

“Madame Secretary, fancy assembly you right here,” Maddow quipped.

“I can’t consider this,” Clinton mentioned, breaking into laughter.

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“This isn’t the circumstances through which I anticipated to be speaking to you,” the MSNBC host mentioned.

“Nor me, Rachel,” Clinton mentioned, smiling. “Yet one more set of indictments.”

“Do you are feeling satisfaction in that? You warned the nation, basically, that he was going to attempt to finish democracy,” Maddow mentioned.

“I don’t really feel any satisfaction. I really feel nice, simply nice, profound unhappiness that we’ve a former president who has been indicted for thus many expenses that went proper to the center of whether or not or not our democracy would survive,” Clinton mentioned.

Maddow didn’t press Clinton on her earlier assertion that Trump was an “illegitimate president” or her warning 2020 Democratic presidential candidates that “you may have the election stolen from you,” suggesting that she skilled such a theft in 2016.

Whereas Clinton may declare to not have any schadenfreude at seeing Trump indicted and doubtlessly dealing with jail, her supporters framed the interview as the previous secretary of state “getting the final chuckle.”

Trump supporters repeatedly chanted “Lock her up!” throughout 2016 marketing campaign rallies, referring to Clinton’s determination to host categorised paperwork on an insecure e mail server. Whereas then-FBI Director James Comey determined to not press expenses in that case—saying that “no affordable prosecutor” would accomplish that—Trump now faces expenses for allegedly mishandling categorised paperwork after his presidency.

On Monday, Clinton insisted that “the system is working” within the instances towards Trump.

She additionally claimed that President Joe Biden doesn’t get the credit score he deserves for a supposedly good financial system.

“Joe Biden is overseeing an financial system that’s had the bottom peacetime unemployment since World Struggle II,” she mentioned. “The bottom ranges of poverty, lowest ranges of uninsured—folks uninsured when it comes to medical health insurance ever within the historical past of the nation.”

Clinton didn’t point out inflation or excessive fuel costs. Costs have skyrocketed since January 2021, when Biden took workplace.

“I don’t assume Joe Biden will get credit score sufficient for making an attempt to mannequin accountable management, simply getting up day-after-day, doing the job,” Clinton added. “We’re making an attempt to, from a legislative perspective, underneath his management, put again into place a number of the issues that give folks a way maybe of safety and confidence, optimism in regards to the future.”

“What extra can a frontrunner do?” she requested.

Clinton didn’t point out the disaster on the U.S.-Mexico border, Biden’s speeches condemning “MAGA extremists,” or his divisive social insurance policies. She praised Democratic governors for “making faculty lunch free,” however didn’t point out Biden’s coverage of holding faculty lunches hostage to power faculties to embrace his transgender agenda.

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