Trump vs. Clinton: The feud continues even after the election
Trump vs. Clinton: The feud continues even after the election
It’s been 399 days since the presidential election, but even still, President Trump and Hillary Clinton haven’t stopped their bickering.
Once friends — Clinton was even a guest at Trump’s third wedding in 2005 — the two New Yorkers haven’t left their squabbling behind in what was a volatile campaign season.
Here’s a look at the jabs Clinton and Trump have taken at one another since Nov. 8, 2016.
Nov. 27, 2016: 19 days since the election
Trump claimed that Clinton won the popular vote by nearly 3 million people because “millions of people … voted illegally.”
“In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally,” Trump, then the president-elect, tweeted.
Dec. 21: 43 days since the election
Trump took to Twitter in the morning to deride Clinton for focusing on the wrong states during her campaign.
“Campaigning to win the Electoral College is much more difficult & sophisticated than the popular vote,” Trump said on Twitter. “Hillary focused on the wrong states!”
Dec. 23: 45 days since the election
By this point, Trump has mentioned Clinton in his tweets quite often — but he usually mocked the media and celebrities who he said tried to help the Democratic candidate. Yet, on Dec. 23, Trump quoted Russian President Vladimir Putin to express his opinion on his former opponent.
“Vladimir Putin said today about Hillary and Dems: ‘In my opinion, it is humiliating. One must be able to lose with dignity.’ So true!” Trump tweeted.
Clinton, along with other Trump critics, have alleged that the president and his campaign colluded with the Russians to win the election.
Trump later tweeted in February that the “Russian connection non-sense” is just “an attempt to cover-up the many mistakes made in Hillary Clinton’s losing campaign.”
March 29, 2017: 141 days since the election
In one of her first public speeches since she lost the election, Clinton excoriated the Trump administration without actually using Trump’s name. She also blasted the current administration and Congress for not including enough women.
Of Trump’s policies, Clinton encouraged the women gathered to “resist, insist, persist, enlist.”
“These are bad policies that will hurt people and take our country in the wrong direction,” she said.
April 23: 166 days since the election
Trump is seemingly still competing with Clinton for the popular vote.
“New polls out today are very good considering that much of the media is FAKE and almost always negative,” Trump tweeted. “Would still beat Hillary in popular vote.”
Trump then cited an ABC News/Washington Post poll that he said showed “almost all stand by their vote” for Trump.
May 2: 175 days since the election
Clinton took a jab at Trump during a television interview as he has continuously focused on his loss of the popular vote in the election.
“He should worry less about the election and me winning the popular vote and more about other things,” the former secretary of state said.
“Remember, I did win more than 3 million votes than my opponent,” Clinton added.
She also said that she’s now a “private citizen” and “part of the resistance.”
May 3: 176 days since the election
Focusing on national security threats from North Korea, Clinton criticized Trump for his penchant for tweeting.
“If [Trump] wants to tweet about me I’m happy to be the diversion because we’ve got lots of other things to worry about. And he should worry less about the election, and my winning the popular vote, than doing some other things that would be important to the country,” Clinton said at an event in New York City.
May 24: 197 days since the election
Clinton harshly condemned Trump’s proposed budget plan after she was honored by the Children’s Health Fund, a nonprofit in New York City. Clinton said Republican lawmakers are “mounting an onslaught against the needs of children and people with disabilities, women and seniors.”
The budget “shows an unimaginable level of cruelty and lack of imagination and disdain for the struggles of millions of Americans, including millions of children,” she said. “None of us can remain silent in the face of these attacks.”
“It hurts the well-being of children,” Clinton continued. “It’s time to send a resounding message that we will not stand for this attack on the most vulnerable among us.”
May 26: 199 days since the election
Clinton didn’t miss an opportunity to criticize the president while she delivered the commencement address at Wellesley College in Massachusetts.
“When people in power invent their own facts and attack those who question them, it can mark the beginning of the end of a free society,” Clinton said. “That is not hyperbole; it is what authoritarian regimes throughout history have done … They attempt to control reality.”
Republican National Committee Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel responded to Clinton’s address by stating her remarks were “a stark reminder why [she] lost in 2016.”
May 31: 204 days since the election
After Clinton placed the blame of her presidential loss on a variety of reasons — misogyny, Facebook and the Democratic National Committee, to name a few — Trump took to Twitter to mock his former opponent.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton now blames everybody but herself, refuses to say she was a terrible candidate. Hits Facebook & even Dems & the DNC,” Trump tweeted, using his favorite campaign trail nickname for Clinton.
“People in covfefe houses shouldn’t throw covfefe,” she said.
This time, Trump’s son also got in on the Twitter war.
“What house is he in again??? That’s what I thought. You’re trying too hard,” Donald Trump Jr. tweeted Wednesday night.
The president’s tweet received more than 23,000 retweets; Clinton’s received more than 236,000.
July 10: 244 days since the election
As Trump came under fire for allowing his daughter, Ivanka, to sit in his place during a meeting at the G-20 summit, the president attempted to turn the tables on Clinton’s own daughter.
In a tweet Monday morning, Trump alleged that if Clinton would have let daughter Chelsea Clinton sit in for her, the media would have heralded the decision.
“If Chelsea Clinton were asked to hold the seat for her mother, as her mother gave our country away, the Fake News would say CHELSEA FOR PRES!” Trump tweeted.
Chelsea Clinton got in on the feud and responded on social media.
“Good morning Mr. President. It would never have occurred to my mother or my father to ask me. Were you giving our country away? Hoping not,” she tweeted.
July 12: 247 days since the election
Trump took to Twitter to rail on the alleged double standards for Democrats.
“Why aren’t the same standards placed on the Democrats,” Trump tweeted. “Look what Hillary Clinton may have gotten away with. Disgraceful!”
July 16: 250 days since the election
As Trump’s son is criticized for meeting with a Russian lawyer who was supposed to have damaging information about Clinton during the presidential campaign, Trump defended his son on social media – while still criticizing his former opponent.
“Hillary Clinton can illegally get the questions to the Debate & delete 33,000 emails but my son Don is being scorned by the Fake News Media?” Trump tweeted.
Former CNN commentator and interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile admitted in March 2017 to sharing debate questions with the Clinton campaign ahead of the primary town hall event.
July 22: 256 days since the election
Trump asked – on Twitter – why a special counsel or the attorney general isn’t investigating more alleged crimes committed by former F.B.I. Director James Comey and Clinton.
In his tweet, Trump referenced the emails deleted from Clinton’s private server she used during her tenure as secretary of state.
In an additional tweet, Trump again compared his son’s publishing of emails pertaining to a meeting with a Russian lawyer to Clinton’s own handling of her email server.
July 24: 258 days since the election
Trump addressed approximately 40,000 people in West Virginia for the annual Boy Scout Jamboree – and couldn’t resist taking a few jabs at Clinton.
He told the crowd that the reason he won Michigan was because he “worked hard there” unlike Clinton.
“You know, my opponent didn’t work hard there because she was told … she was going to win Michigan,” Trump said.
Trump also repeated his questions about the investigation into possible collusion between the Russian government and his campaign during the presidential election continues.
“So why aren’t the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered [Attorney General Jeff Sessions], looking into Crooked Hillarys [sic] crimes & Russia relations?” Trump tweeted.
July 25: 259 days since the election
Trump called into question the ability of his attorney general and the current F.B.I. chief to investigate Clinton.
The president said Sessions “has taken a very weak position” on her alleged crimes – this time linking her to the Democratic National Committee’s server as well.
As for acting F.B.I. director Andrew McCabe, Trump said that his wife, who ran for a Virginia state senate seat last year, received $700,000 in campaign donations from Clinton.
However, McCabe’s wife actually received $467,500 from a political action committee controlled by Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., a longtime Clinton ally. Dr. Jill McCabe received an additional $292,500 from another Democratic PAC.
Sept. 13: 309 days since the election
As Clinton begins her book tour across the country, promoting her memoir of the 2016 election called “What Happened,” Trump dusted off his favorite campaign nickname for her.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton blames everybody (and every thing [sic]) but herself for her election loss. She lost the debates and lost her direction!” Trump tweeted late Wednesday night.
“The ‘deplorables’ came back to haunt Hillary. They expressed their feelings loud and clear,” he continued in another tweet. “She spent big money but, in the end, had no game!”
While Clinton apologized for calling Trump supporters “deplorable” at the time, she defended her use of the word earlier this month in an interview with CBS News.
“I thought Trump was behaving in a deplorable manner. I thought a lot of his appeals to voters were deplorable. I thought his behavior, as we saw on the ‘Access Hollywood’ tape was deplorable. And there were a large number of people who didn’t care. It did not matter to them,” Clinton said.
As the Daily Caller noted, the “deplorable” comment came almost a full month before the “Access Hollywood” tape was released.
Sept. 21: 317 days since the election
When Trump met with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the Asian leader used a word that Trump liked to hear – “deplorable.” Using a translator, Moon said North Korea’s actions were “deplorable.”
“I am very happy that you used the word ‘deplorable,’” Trump said. “I was very interested in that word.”
“It’s been a very lucky word for me and many millions of people,” he continued.
In Clinton’s new memoir about the presidential election, she blamed her use of the word “deplorables” to describe Trump’s supporters, in part, for her loss.
Oct. 13: 339 days since the election
While discussing the multiple sexual assault and harassment allegations against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, Clinton said there is “someone admitting to being a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office.”
Clinton was most likely referring to the infamous “Access Hollywood” tape from 2005 that caught Trump bragging that he could “do anything” to a woman because of his status. He also said he could grab “them by the p—-.”
Trump later apologized for his comments and chalked them up to “locker room talk.”
“The really sad part of the campaign was how this horrific tape, what he said about women in the past, what he said about women during the campaign, was discounted by a lot of voters,” Clinton told BBC.
Oct. 16: 342 days since the election
Trump said he would like to see “Crooked Hillary Clinton” challenge him in 2020.
“I was recently asked if Crooked Hillary Clinton is going to run in 2020,” Trump tweeted. “My answer was: ‘I hope so!'”
Trump later reiterated his desire for Clinton to run during a press briefing in the Rose Garden. He also criticized her for sticking up for professional athletes who have chosen to kneel during the national anthem in a sign of protest.
Oct. 18: 344 days since the election
In response to the revelation that Comey drafted a statement about the Clinton email investigation months before the probe was completed or he even interviewed her, Trump blasted both the former F.B.I. director and Clinton on Twitter.
“As it turned out, James Comey lied and leaked and totally protected Hillary Clinton. He was the best thing that ever happened to her,” Trump said in one tweet.
He also implied that the letter Comey wrote “exonerating Crooked Hillary Clinton” prior to the investigation’s completion was “obviously a fix.”
Oct. 19: 345 days since the election
Trump used news about a controversial 2010 uranium deal made under the Obama administration to blast the media – using Clinton to do so.
“Uranium deal to Russia, with Clinton help and Obama Administration knowledge, is the biggest story that Fake Media doesn’t want to follow!” Trump tweeted.
The Hill reported that the F.B.I. is aware of evidence that Russian operatives used bribes and other dirty tactics to push for Moscow’s partial acquisition of a Canadian mining company that gave Russia partial control of a supply of uranium in the U.S.
People involved with the transaction reportedly donated money to the Clinton Foundation.
“The donations raise concerns about potential conflicts of interest for Secretary Clinton and the Obama administration,” Senate Judiciary Chair Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has said.
Nov. 2: 359 days since the election
Former interim DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile claimed that the party rigged the primary in favor of Clinton over Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
In response, Trump alleged that Clinton broke campaign finance laws and is guilty of money laundering.
“Donna Brazile just stated the DNC RIGGED the system to illegally steal the Primary from Bernie Sanders. Bought and paid for by Crooked H,” Trump tweeted. “This is real collusion and dishonesty. Major violation of Campaign Finance Laws and Money Laundering – where is our Justice Department?”
Later, in an interview with Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Trump continued to criticize the DNC’s apparent involvement with Clinton.
“It’s illegal, number one, and it’s really very unfair to Bernie Sanders,” Trump said.
Nov. 3: 360 days since the election
Trump again castigated the DNC and Clinton over allegations that the party “colluded” with Clinton to hand her the nomination.
“Everybody is asking why the Justice Department (and FBI) isn’t looking into all of the dishonesty going on with Crooked Hillary & the Dems,” Trump tweeted early Friday. “New Donna B book says she paid for and stole the Dem Primary. What about the deleted E-mails, Uranium, Podesta, the Server, plus, plus…”
“People are angry. At some point the Justice Department, and the FBI, must do what is right and proper. The American public deserves it!” he continued.
“The real story of Collusion is in Donna B’s new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie!” Trump said in another tweet.
Trump also noted Friday morning that Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. – who Trump referred to as “Pocahontas” – answered in the affirmative when asked by CNN if she believed the DNC was rigged in favor of Clinton.
Nov. 17: 374 days since the election
In a video for the progressive Mother Jones website, Clinton questioned the “legitimacy” of Trump’s presidency.
“I think there are lots of questions about its legitimacy,” the former secretary of state said. She also suggested that she believes Trump’s campaign colluded with Russian officials to win the election.
Nov. 18: 375 days since the election
Trump encouraged Clinton to “get on with [her] life” while he also seemingly encouraged her to run for president again.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton is the worst (and biggest) loser of all time. She just can’t stop, which is so good for the Republican Party,” the president tweeted. “Hillary, get on with your life and give it another try in three years!”
Nov. 28: 385 days since the election
Trump again brought up Clinton’s private email server on Twitter.
Charles McCullough, the former Intelligence Community Inspector General Charles McCullough III, had told Fox News that he and others faced blowback from Clinton allies as they investigated Clinton’s use of a private email system during her tenure as secretary of state. McCullough alleged that he was informed he would be fired should Clinton win the 2016 election.
“Why aren’t our deep State authorities looking at this? Rigged & corrupt?” Trump tweeted.
Dec. 2: 389 days since the election
After Michael Flynn, Trump’s former national security adviser, pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI in regards to its investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election, Trump took to Twitter to compare Flynn’s situation to that of Clinton’s.
“So General Flynn lies to the FBI and his life is destroyed, while Crooked Hillary Clinton, on that now famous FBI holiday ‘interrogation’ with no swearing in and no recording, lies many times … and nothing happens to her? Rigged system, or just a double standard?” Trump tweeted.
Clinton, too, took digs at Trump while she was at a Teen Vogue summit in California.
Speaking to “Black-ish” star Yara Shahidi, Clinton addressed the presidential debate when Trump awkwardly stood closely behind her as she moved around the stage, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
She also discussed some of the things Trump said about her, particularly him calling her a “nasty woman.”
“All of that stuff he did didn’t end up hurting him that much because men are given a much broader range of emotions to demonstrate their authentic feelings,” Clinton said.
Additionally, she reportedly criticized the Senate GOP tax plan and said it was a good deal for “Donald Trump and his family.”
Dec. 3: 390 days since the election
Trump continued to use Clinton to criticize the FBI and its former director, James Comey.
“After years of Comey, with the phony and dishonest Clinton investigation (and more), running the FBI, its reputation is in Tatters – worst in History! But fear not, we will bring it back to greatness,” said Trump.
Dec. 11: 398 days since the election
In Seattle, Wash., to discuss her book “What Happened,” Clinton blamed her presidential loss, in part, on Russian hackers influencing social media and massive voter suppression, the Seattle Times reported.
She also said Trump “doesn’t just like Putin, he wants to be like Putin.”
Dec. 12: 399 days since the election
After New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand called for Trump to resign due to allegations of sexual misconduct, the president took to Twitter to attack the Democratic lawmaker – and the Clintons.
Trump said Gillibrand was “very disloyal to” Bill and Hillary Clinton.
“Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office ‘begging’ for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump. Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!” Trump tweeted.
Gillibrand, a fierce advocate for eradicating sexual assault, shocked members of her own party in November when she said Bill Clinton should have resigned the presidency because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky, an intern.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.