On Monday morning, Hillary Clinton criticized President Trump in a foreign country during her speaking tour in Auckland, New Zealand.
In particular, the former Secretary of State and First Lady of the United States criticized Trump as the "reality TV" candidate and again claimed that sexism contributed to her defeat in the 2016 election, a talking-point that she also articulates in her book "What Happened."
Throughout her appearance, Clinton took numerous jabs at President Trump, according to Fox News, although throughout her speech she didn't mention President Trump by name. Rather, she referred to him as a "creep" who stood too close to her during the town-hall style debates.
“The forces at work in the 2016 election in the United States are still with us and not only in my country but around the world,” Clinton said, according to Fox News. “It was a perfect storm: deep currents of anger and resentment flowing through our culture. Our political press that told voters my emails were the most important story. The unprecedented intervention in our election by the FBI director. The information warfare waged from within the Kremlin.”
“We're having a very important struggle in the United States right now,” she said. “It's difficult to fully grasp because there are 20 stories and people are getting overwhelmed by the strange going on we are living through.”
“You know, in the past, I felt like I had to be, kind of careful in public, sort of keep my guard up. Well those days are over, and I am so pleased that I can pull the curtain back in the book on the unprecedented election – the first reality TV election in American history,” Clinton continued, according to Fox News.
Clinton claims that although she doesn't plan to run against Trump in 2020, she believes that he will be defeated. She then added that during the 2016 campaign, the press did not "do the job they should have" when dealing with Trump. According to Clinton, she believes that the media wasn't critical enough of Trump, and therefore share some of the blame for getting him elected.
President Trump's campaign for re-election in 2020 has raised a total of $10 million for the first quarter of 2018. This brings the campaign's total fundraising haul to $28 million, according to Breitbart News.
Trump's campaign had $22 million cash on hand by the end of 2017, but it only spent $3.0 million during the first quarter of 2018. Currently, the Republican National Committee is raising money for the GOP congressional candidates who are running in the 2018 midterms.
Trump has been raising money for his re-election campaign since the day of his inauguration, in hopes of building a fundraising base of small donors who will, he hopes, propel him to victory. Many of these small donors are the same individuals who previously donated to his 2016 campaign. Part of Trump's strategy, implies Breitbart, was capitalizing off the momentum of his 2016 victory, in order to raise money for re-election.
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