President Trump came out swinging in defense of Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI) on Twitter after Hillary Clinton accused her of being a “Russian asset” designed to upend the 2020 presidential election. Clinton also accused Jill Stein of being one. Trump is not wrong when he says Hillary’s gone crazy… that sounds right on target to me.
“So now Crooked Hillary is at it again!” Trump tweeted. “She is calling Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard ‘a Russian favorite,’ and Jill Stein ‘a Russian asset.’ As you may have heard, I was called a big Russia lover also (actually, I do like Russian people. I like all people!). Hillary’s gone Crazy!” Hillary is making a fool of herself and hurting her party even more with these ridiculous stunts. I still contend that if anyone is a Russian asset here it is Hillary Clinton.
From The Daily Wire:
“It’s no surprise Trump weighed in on the ongoing tiff between the Hawaii Congresswoman and the former Democratic presidential nominee after spending months embroiled in controversy over his own alleged ties to the Kremlin. Clinton, after all, made it known that she suspected Russia and its leader, Vladimir Putin, had a hand in her 2016 loss to Trump just days after the results of the Presidential election became final.
“Trump then spent the first two years of his tenure under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, only to be cleared of suspicion, along with his 2016 presidential campaign, by Mueller’s report, released earlier this year. Democrats who were once convinced that Trump would face impeachment over his campaign’s ties to Russian officials have no moved on to a separate controversy involving a supposed quid-pro-quo with Ukrainian officials over information about Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s son.
“Trump also ran to the rescue of former Green Party candidate Jill Stein, whose presence in the 2016 presidential election likely cost Clinton votes.
So now Crooked Hillary is at it again! She is calling Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard “a Russian favorite,” and Jill Stein “a Russian asset.” As you may have heard, I was called a big Russia lover also (actually, I do like Russian people. I like all people!). Hillary’s gone Crazy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2019
“Late last week, Clinton told a podcast, hosted by President Obama’s former top aide, David Plouffe, that she wasn’t “making any predictions [about the 2020 Democratic nomination], but [Russians] have got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate.”
“Clinton was referring specifically to Gabbard, she acknowledged later, doubling down. “She’s the favorite of the Russians” Clinton continued, adding that the Russians have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far.”
“Gabbard has fired back several times since then, calling Clinton a “queen of warmongers” and an “embodiment of corruption.” On Saturday, Gabbard told reporters that, “This smear campaign is coming from people like Hillary Clinton and her proxies, the foreign policy establishment, the military industrial complex, who obviously feel threatened by my message and by my campaign because they know that they can’t control me,” according to Fox News.”
… concerted campaign to destroy my reputation. We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know — it was always you, through your proxies and …
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) October 18, 2019
Trump, along with a number of Democrats, has come to Gabbard’s defense against these ludicrous conspiracy theory accusations. Gabbard’s fellow contenders for the 2020 Democratic nomination have been largely silent though over this. Among her competitors, only Andrew Yang, Marianne Williamson, and Beto O’Rourke have said anything. Pete Buttigieg just came out and said this was nonsense as well.
Yang tweeted that Gabbard “deserved much more respect and thanks.” Williamson said that “The Democratic establishment has got to stop smearing women it finds inconvenient!” O’Rourke told reporters: “Tulsi is not being groomed by anyone. She is her own person. Obviously has served this country, continues to serve this country in uniform, in Congress, as a candidate for presidency so I think those facts speak for themselves.”
… powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose.
It’s now clear that this primary is between you and me. Don’t cowardly hide behind your proxies. Join the race directly.
— Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiGabbard) October 18, 2019
In response to all this, Clinton pulled out of a planned event where she would have shared the stage with Gabbard. Gabbard has benefitted and made headlines from her spat with the 2016 Democratic nominee. The Detroit News reports that Gabbard has skyrocketed to fame in Iowa, where voters can now identify her by name and know details of her background. So, Tulsi should thank Clinton for going off the deep end here.
Appearing on a podcast hosted by David Plouffe, President Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign manager, Hillary went after Gabbard:
“[Russia] has a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting [Gabbard] so far. That’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, which she might not because she is also a Russian asset.
“They know they can’t win without a third-party candidate, and so I do not know who it’s going to be, but I can guarantee you they will have a vigorous third-party challenge in the key states that they most need it.”
Tulsi Gabbard deserves much more respect and thanks than this. She literally just got back from serving our country abroad.
— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) October 19, 2019
The only reason Hillary claimed that Gabbard is “the favorite of the Russians” is because of her military service and her foreign policy leanings. It appears to me that Clinton fears Gabbard for some reason. Clinton has been hinting at running again — which is lunacy all by itself — so maybe she realizes that Gabbard would embarrass her once again. Who knows.
Gabbard, who is currently a major in the Hawaii Army National Guard, fired back at Clinton on Friday, calling her “the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long.” Hard to argue with that… maybe Hillary should be afraid.
The Democratic establishment has got to stop smearing women it finds inconvenient! The character assassination of women who don’t toe the party line will backfire. Stay strong @TulsiGabbard . You deserve respect and you have mine.
— Marianne Williamson (@marwilliamson) October 19, 2019
Gabbard previously said she may not join the fourth Democratic presidential debate because she believes the Democratic National Committee and corporate media are rigging the election against voters in early voting states of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada. And they are.
“They are attempting to replace the roles of voters in the early states, using polling and other arbitrary methods which are not transparent or democratic, and holding so-called debates which are not debates at all but rather commercialized reality television meant to entertain, not inform or enlighten,” Gabbard said in a statement on Oct. 10. “In short, the DNC and corporate media are trying to hijack the entire election process.”
Remember, Gabbard currently serves on the House Armed Services Committee, the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and previously served as the vice-chair of the Democratic Party. It appears that Gabbard is right. The New York Times and CNN analyst Bakari Sellers have already accused Gabbard of being “a puppet for the Russian government” and are following in lock-step with Hillary Clinton here.
Hillary Clinton has finally lost it but then again, so has the entire Democrat Party. All of this will help President Trump win a second term. So, while the left screams ‘Russia, Russia, Russia!’ even at their own, Trump will get the last word and vote because of it. The Democrats are their own worst enemy here and that’s a good thing.