Hillary Clinton trolled Donald Trump on Twitter this morning after reports surfaced that he tore up files in the White House, reportedly by hand.
What files did Trump tear up?
In a recent report published, Jonathan O’Connell and Tom Hamburger of The Washington Post reported that President Trump has torn up important documents placed in front of him during meetings.
Several unnamed officials told reporters for The Post about incidents from Trump’s short time in office in which paperwork has been shredded. The president ripped documents apart and threw them into his fireplace when former national security adviser H.R. McMaster attempted to resign, according to sources speaking with Axios’s Mike Allen.
Officials who spoke with CNN say aides have kept him from ripping papers apart on more than one occasion. In addition, a source told MSNBC host Rachel Maddow that an intern saw Trump rip up an assessment of tariffs during a meeting regarding trade with China.
To be clear: Destroying government documents is illegal under federal law—and it happened more than once.
The Clinton/Trump feud at a glance
Clinton and Trump’s feud goes back to the 2016 election and even before that. They insulted each other over Twitter and in speeches.
The duo traded insults as part of a larger social media spat between both of their campaigns. Hillary’s team released an email entitled Donald Trump: President #MakeAmericaGreatAgain.
While Donald Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino came out with one named Clinton lies exposed. In it, it shows how Clinton repeatedly told a narrative during her tenure as Secretary of State that she never sent or received classified information.
In her defense, emails leaked from WikiLeaks (who originally received them from Guccifer 2.0) showed evidence to support those claims.
Regardless, these tweets/emails came at an interesting time as both candidates moved on from their conventions and began to try to fill their respective potholes in polling.
The feud between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump has been continuing even until today. In fact, when Hillary Clinton held a What Happened book signing in New York City for her book about losing to President Trump in 2016, she was asked about him tearing up papers at the White House.
What Clinton tweeted
Clinton tweeted a link to an online store where people could buy merchandise inspired by the right’s obsession with her emails during the 2016 election cycle. The merchandise featured the tagline “but her emails” – a jab at former President Donald Trump.
It also included caps, T-shirts and mugs, just in case you want to remind your friends and family of Clinton’s most nothingburger scandal ever over morning coffee or afternoon tea.
This isn’t the first time Clinton has gone after Trump
Since 2016 Clinton has continually called out Trump for his inability to govern as well as for the January 6th insurrection.Clinton suggested in a tweet that if Trump was acquitted during his second impeachment trial, it would only be because “the jury includes his co-conspirators:”
“If Senate Republicans fail to convict Donald Trump, it won’t be because the facts were with him or his lawyers mounted a competent defense, it will be because the jury includes his co-conspirators.”
If Trump would have been convicted, Democrats would have held a vote to bar him from ever holding office again.
But only six Republicans joined Democrats in voting for the constitutionality of the trial – Senators Bill Cassidy of Louisiana, Susan Collins of Maine, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, Mitt Romney of Utah, Ben Sasse of Nebraska and Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania. That vote indicates a conviction is unlikely.
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky told Politico that he expected at least 44 Republican senators to acquit Trump.
Clinton’s tweet came after the second day of arguments from House impeachment managers before the Senate.
Reps. David Cicilline and Joaquin Castro attempted to draw a direct connection between the rioters and the former president, citing a Trump tweet attacking his vice president, who was in the Senate Chamber at the time, over a megaphone during the riot.
They also introduced never-before-seen footage of Capitol Police officer Eugene Goodman apparently directing Senator Mitt Romney away from the House side of the Capitol. Romney said after he saw the footage that he had not previously realized how close the rioters were to him and the Senate Chamber.