Just a day after President Obama threw his support behind Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump is using Obama’s own words against her.
On Thursday, Obama said, “I know how hard this job can be. That’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it. In fact, I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office.”
But on Friday, Trump used Twitter to remind Obama just exactly how he felt about Clinton in 2008 when they were both campaigning for the Democratic nomination to run for president. Trump tweeted a television ad the Obama campaign used to attack then-Sen. Clinton.
Trump’s tweet reads, “I rarely agree with President Obama — however he is 100% correct about Crooked Hillary Clinton. Great ad! Crooked Hillary Clinton Donald J. Trump- MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Click on the ad below to watch it in its entirety. The tweet had been shared more than 9,000 times and had more than 16,000 likes in the first two hours after it had been posted.
I rarely agree with President Obama- however he is 100% correct about Crooked Hillary Clinton. Great ad!https://t.co/aOvVsZfAW3
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 10, 2016
One reply to Trump’s tweet suggested the candidate had found a new way to save money on his advertising budget.
@realDonaldTrump Just think of the fortune you’re going to save on anti-Hillary campaign ads simply by using theirs..?
— Carmine Zozzora (@CarmineZozzora) June 10, 2016
Trump also said on Friday that when Obama endorsed Clinton, it was the first time in history a sitting president has endorsed a candidate who’s being criminally investigated, something the White House acknowledged Thursday.
Trump’s “Crooked Hillary” characterization may serve to work as well as his “Lying Ted” comments did on Sen. Ted Cruz. At any rate, the billionaire is sure to save some money using Obama’s own attack ads against his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton.
h/t: The HIll