During her talk on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show with its eponymous host, Hillary Clinton proposed a hypothetical suggestion that mirrored President Donald Trump's infamous remark during his 2016 campaign in which he called on Russia to obtain Clinton's emails, per The Washington Post.
"Imagine, Rachel, that you had one of the Democratic nominees for 2020 on your show, and that person said, you know, the only other adversary of ours who is anywhere near as good as the Russians is China. So why should Russia have all the fun? And since Russia is clearly backing Republicans, why don't we ask China to back us?"
"I'm sure our media would richly reward you."
"Just saying that shows how absurd the situation is we find ourselves in."
Trump said that his call for Russia to find Clinton's missing emails was a joke, but Robert Mueller's report revealed that Russia hackers indeed sought her emails within hours of his remarks.