Donald Trump has once again proved that he is not a person to be trifled with when it comes to the news.
The president has been accused of the ‘unbelievable’ and ‘inhumane’ treatment of the mentally ill, and is frequently accused of perpetuating racism.
But one of his most frequent opponents has been his former opponent, Hillary Clinton, and her long-running crusade against Trump’s presidency.
Clinton’s crusade against the former president started in 2007, when she became the first sitting US president to publicly call out his actions during the Iraq War, and his attempts to restrict women from serving in the military.
‘He’s not the person that the American people want as president,’ Clinton said at the time.
‘I think it’s time for us to move beyond the rhetoric and move beyond these very difficult conversations and move forward together as one united nation.’
Clinton’s ‘We Can’t Wait’ initiative, which was launched in 2011, became a national rallying cry for the anti-Trump movement and was launched as the result of a campaign to raise awareness about domestic violence and mental health issues.
The Clinton campaign also launched a ‘No Ban No Wall’ movement aimed at raising awareness of the issue.
The Trump campaign, however, had little to say about Clinton’s “bad guys” list, but they did not stop with Clinton.
In 2016, the campaign’s chairman, Paul Manafort, wrote in a tweet that the ‘Clinton bad guys’ included ‘the FBI, the DOJ, the intelligence community, the media, and the left-wing media.’
Clinton is now trying to move past this controversy and push her ‘no-borders’ and anti-immigration agenda forward.
‘We can’t wait to take America forward, but we must also stand up for those who are fighting for our freedom and our lives,’ she wrote on Twitter in 2017.
In the aftermath of the 2016 election, Trump tweeted, ‘If I win the election, I will instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation.
It’s about time!’
Clinton responded with a tweet saying she ‘would never ask a special counsel to investigate a presidential candidate.’
This is the same tweet that was retweeted by the White House, which also released a video on March 8 that said the president ‘will be a leader, not just an activist, but a champion of women and girls’.
But that wasn’t enough to stop Clinton’s campaign from continuing to push the ‘no wall’ narrative.
On February 12, the president tweeted that the FBI and DOJ had ‘no idea’ what was going on and that the Justice Department ‘must be very careful.
They know nothing’.
Trump also tweeted ‘FBI investigation into Clinton Foundation, Uranium deal was never opened.
They knew about it for YEARS!’
The tweet was retweet by the campaign and included the hashtags #NotInMyName and #NotMyPresident.
Clinton and the campaign have repeatedly tried to discredit Trump’s campaign by using the ‘Trump bad guys list’ as an excuse to attack him, but it has proved far more difficult for them to do so than the former first lady.
‘The only reason Hillary Clinton is doing what she’s doing is because of her own bad judgement and poor judgment,’ Manafort said in an interview with Fox News on April 14.
‘It’s the only way she could keep her husband’s reputation and her reputation as president afloat.’
Manafort is also one of Clinton’s most vociferous critics on Twitter, and was the first Trump surrogate to make a public call for Trump’s impeachment.
‘As president, he should resign immediately,’ Manafort tweeted on March 11, a day after Trump was elected.
‘If the president continues to lie, it will be the end of his presidency.
And that’s what’s going to happen.
You know, the impeachment process is over.
We need to move forward with the rest of the agenda.’
On February 16, he said that ‘the best thing that could happen is that we have a president who is really committed to a full repeal of President Obama’s executive orders and policies and to a fair, transparent process of impeachment.’
The day after Manafort’s tweet, the ‘Never Trump’ movement gained momentum as more and more Trump supporters were calling for his impeachment, while Clinton supporters joined them.
‘This whole ‘Clinton’s bad guys’, you know, I don’t think it is the case that all of these people who are calling for impeachment are really supporting Trump,’ Manafort told the Washington Post on February 17.
‘They’re just making up the list that they think they want.’
Manafort said that it was the ‘good guy Hillary’ who was pushing ‘the Clinton bad guys.’
The ‘Bad Guys’ list has also gained traction in social media, where ‘No Borders’ and the ‘No Billions’ hashtags have been used to mock Trump and his administration.
The ‘No Borders’ hashtag was used to highlight Trump’s support