Donald Trump has taken to Twitter to state his case about the recent comments made by the man who was once his golf buddy, Bill Clinton. Former President Clinton was in a bookstore in upstate New York when the editor of a local newspaper was included in a small group of shoppers who gathered around him. It didn’t take long for this chance meeting to turn into a question and answer event. When the editor asked him some questions about his thoughts on Donald Trump, this impromptu interview put Bill Clinton’s answers about the president-elect into the headline news.
By the time Clinton was done sharing his thoughts on the president-elect, he had stated that he thinks Trump “Doesn’t know much.” He also added, “One thing he does know is how to get angry white men to vote for him.” This was Clinton’s response to being asked if he thought Trump was smart, reports Yahoo News.
The first comment that Trump jumped on was Clinton saying how the president-elect “called him” after the election and he was surprised on how cordial Trump was during that phone call. Clinton said it was as if years had gone by since the election, attempting to describe just how friendly Trump was during this call. Trump writes, “Bill Clinton stated I called him after the election. Wrong, he called me (with a very nice congratulations).” Trump added another thought on Clinton, “He ‘doesn’t know much’…” using the former president’s own words against him.
Unlike Clinton, who didn’t elaborate on his statement about Trump not knowing much, Trump was very forthcoming with examples on just what it was that Clinton didn’t know. Trump conveys that it is Clinton who doesn’t know much, “especially how to get people, even with an unlimited budget, out to vote in the vital swing states (and more).” Trump finished off his statement about the lack of knowledge demonstrated by his opponent during the election with a simple sentence: “They focused on the wrong states.”
Trump has frequently said that he won the election by a landslide, which Clinton also commented on. While in the bookstore Clinton mocked Trump’s definition of a “landslide” by using his own election record for comparison, according to CNBC News. Bill Clinton tossed out his 370 Electoral College votes and said, “That was a landslide.”
While it looked as if an argument about who called whom was about to fester, it was stopped in its tracks by Clinton. He offered up a statement saying Trump is right, he did call the president-elect to congratulate him.
According to the Washington Examiner, Bill Clinton did clarify via Twitter that he indeed initiated the phone call. The former president made the chain of events clear on Tuesday by writing, “Here’s one thing (Trump) and I can agree on — I called him after the election.”
Trump is looking at a smooth road to the inauguration now that only two of the electors defected from the president-elect. This was despite all the shout-outs from celebrities for the electors to vote against the president-elect. Hillary Clinton had five Democratic electors who refused to cast their vote for her, so she fared much worse in that department.
As the Daily Mail suggests today, the back and forth over who called whom stopped with Bill Clinton fessing up to placing the call, but not until after Trump “pushed back.” It was an editor from the Record-Review who bumped into Clinton in that New York bookstore. That weekly publication covers small towns in the Bedford and Pound Ridge in upstate New York. These towns are close to Chappaqua, where Bill and Hillary Clinton reside.
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