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Former First Lady and two-time failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is making headlines again this week for her inability to move on from her 2016 presidential election loss to Donald Trump.
Clinton took to X, formerly known as Twitter, to attack Trump in response to a report that Trump’s campaign is trying to “rebrand” him as a “moderate” on the issue of abortion.
“He thinks women are going to fall for this?” Clinton wrote.
In a story published on Rolling Stone, sources alleged that Trump’s campaign is already plotting how to portray the former president’s stance on abortion in a way that will appeal to voters of both parties. According to the article, Trump thinks he can pass himself off as a moderate in this race.
After the Supreme Court decided to overturn the landmark case of Roe v. Wade, Republicans seemed to lose their footing on the abortion issue. Some have speculated that the topic of abortion was a deciding factor in Democratic victories nationwide in the 2022 midterms.
Democrats are targeting Trump on abortion.
“There is no ‘vagueness’ or ‘middle ground of sorts’ about Donald Trump’s position on abortion. Take his word for it: he was ‘proud’ to overturn Roe v. Wade; he’s advocated for ‘some form of punishment’ for women who have an abortion; and he has promised to ‘lead the charge’ in getting a national abortion ban passed. He’s even running ads—right this second—bragging about his role in overturning Roe,” President Biden’s campaign manager, Julie Chavez Rodriguez, said in a statement late last month.
“He is the reason Republican politicians across the country have implemented bans without exceptions for rape or incest,” she continued. “We agree with Donald Trump on one thing: no one has done more to rip away women’s freedoms than he has.”
Beyond that, many prominent lawmakers and figures have gone after Clinton recently for comments she has made.
Florida Republican Rep. Byron Donalds recently torched Clinton over her comments, where she called many members of the Republican Party a “cult” for defending Trump.
“I stopped caring about what Hillary Clinton had to say long ago because she lost a long, long time ago,” Donalds replied. “And she’s largely irrelevant as far as I’m concerned. But to a broader level, since Hillary wants to engage, allow me to engage,” Donalds began.
“You lied multiple times, you destroyed emails, you destroyed evidence, and then you laundered phony information that you knew was phony into the intelligence community because you were scared you were going to lose,” Donalds added. “You did all this and you still lost, so I’m not going to listen to Hillary Clinton about who I should and should not support. She has lied to the American people repeatedly. She used our government to spy on the campaign of one of her opponents. Yes, America, she did that. So if people like talking about Watergate and Nixon, look no further than Hillary Clinton and the Crossfire Hurricane.”
X platform boss Elon Musk, who is also the CEO of SpaceX and electric vehicle maker Tesla, put Clinton on notice recently over a 2016 campaign tweet he dubbed a “campaign hoax.”
Clinton was also brutally mocked on social media after she appeared on ABC’s “The View” and whined that another Trump term in the Oval Office would mean the “end of our country as we know it.”
Sunny Hostin, a co-host on “The View,” asked Clinton what she thought a second Trump term would look like.
“I can’t even think of that. Because I think it would be the end of our country as we know it,” Clinton began. “And I don’t say that lightly.”