Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has been the last few months trying really hard to attack Hillary Clinton and win the November election. He has called her all kinds of names, including his favorite “Crooked Hillary.” He claims that she is at fault for the attack in Benghazi (of course) and that she is the “most corrupt” presidential candidate in history. On Monday Trump said,”She is highly overrated in the brains department. She is really bad at reacting under pressure.” With all of the nasty things he says about her, you’d almost think he hates her, but in 2007 and 2008 the billionaire was singing an entirely different tune.
CNN reports that in 2007, Trump told Wolf Blitzer that Hillary was very “talented”:
I know her she very well. She’s very talented. And she has a husband that I also like very much. I think she’s going to get the nomination rather easily.
About a year later, on a segment of Trumped! a syndicated radio show that featured daily commentary from The Donald, he once again praised Hillary Clinton saying:
Hillary Clinton said she’d consider naming Barack Obama as her vice president when she gets the nomination, but she’s nowhere near a shoo-in. For his part, Obama said he’s just focused on winning the nomination although at least one member on his team said Clinton would make a good vice president. Well, I know her and she’d make a good president or good vice president.
Now, just seven years later, Trump has completely changed his opinion about Hillary. Of course, he has also changed his opinion about abortion, the Iraq War, Isreal, torture, immigration, gun control and a number of other positions. In 2012, Democrats like myself ripped Mitt Romney apart because of all of his flip-flopping. He became known as the flip-flopper, there were even shirts, and now Trump is becoming known as the same kind of candidate. Unlike Hillary Clinton, his views didn’t change because he evolved as a person, his views changed so that he could appeal to the lowest, most vile Republican voter.
Trump was right in both 2007 and 2008 though, Hillary is going to be a good president and she is talented. Unfortunately for GOP candidate, she is going to prove this while standing over his cold, dead campaign.
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