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Failed 2016 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has returned to the campaign trail for Democrats and, Saturday night, headlined her first fundraiser, in Houston, for the 2020 election cycle — but she quickly proved she still hasn’t gotten over the last election cycle.
Speaking to the crowd at a Harris County Democratic Party in Houston, Texas, Clinton lashed out at the president for sharing what she called a “doctored” video of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) having difficulty speaking and slurring words during public appearances.
Clinton called the video “sexist trash.”
“The president and his cronies have been running around spreading a doctored video of Nancy Pelosi,” Clinton said. “Now, it is sexist trash, but it is also a sign that Trump is running scared.”
My take on Trump and his cronies spreading that doctored video of Nancy Pelosi: It's sexist trash.
It's also a sign that Trump is running scared. pic.twitter.com/AgcH5RQNyj
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 25, 2019
The compilation video isn’t necessarily “doctored,” but does crush a number of clips of Pelosi into a relatively short time frame, showing the Speaker stumbling over words in a series of speeches, edited to come in quick succession.
Trump addressed criticism of the video on Friday, telling reporters that, “[Pelosi] made horrible statements. She knows they’re not true. She said terrible things. So I just responded in kind. Look, you think Nancy is the same as she was? She’s not. Maybe we can all say that.”
The video was also just the latest salvo in an ongoing feud between the White House and the Speaker’s office over whether Trump should sign or support any legislation while he’s under active investigation by several House committees. The president made it clear to Pelosi and her Senate counterpart, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) that he had no interest in looking over or signing any legislation coming from the House until it is clear the House doesn’t intend to start impeachment proceedings.
Pelosi and Schumer were scandalized by the suggestion.
Clinton used the fight to segue into a renewed call to uncover the “truth” behind Donald Trump’s 2016 election victory, something she still, apparently, cannot believe was legitimate, despite several years-long investigations establishing Trump’s legitimacy. Clinton told her audience that Trump must be “held accountable” for obstructing justice, even if he and his campaign did not actively conspire with Russian officials to impact the the election’s outcome.
“So if you believe in the rule of law and the responsibility we all have to hold our leaders accountable, then we cannot relent on this front either,” she said.
Sunday morning, Clinton added to her weekend-long tirade, begging Hasbro, the makers of the spelling game, Scrabble, to add a series of misspelled and nonsense words — all of which have appeared in President Donald Trump’s tweets — to their official game dictionary, Newsweek reports.
“Earlier this month, Scrabble updated its list of approved words for game play for the first time in four years (“ivesssapology” and “covfefe” were not among them). But those changes aren’t yet reflected in the Scrabble app,” Clinton tweeted. “Where are we on this, @Hasbro?”
Most of social media responded with an eyeroll.