After Donald Trump ordered the drone strike assassination of top Iranian military leader General Qassem Soleimani on Thursday, a clip from 2016 resurfaced online, showing then-candidate Hillary Clinton warning that as president, Trump would be likely to start a war for no reason other than "somebody got under his very thin skin." Video of Clinton issuing that warning in June of 2016 may be seen below on this page.
Clinton also warned of Trump's "thin skin" during her nomination acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention in July 2016, saying that he could not be trusted with the authorization codes to launch a nuclear attack because he is "a man you can bait with a tweet," as quoted by The New York Times.
She also described Trump during that speech as a "little man" whose main motivations for his actions are fear and pride.
But Clinton's prediction that Trump might start a war because someone "got under his very thin skin" took on new relevance, and was recirculated by users on Twitter, after a Washington Post report published Friday, recounting several instances in which Soleimani trolled Trump on social media platforms.
The Iranian general was the leader of his country's elite Quds Force military unit, and according to The Post, "an infamous terrorist organizer and one of the regime's most powerful officials."