Trump once wrote Hillary Clinton would be 'great president'
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Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpIran claims it rejected Trump meeting requests 8 times ESPY host jokes Putin was as happy after Trump summit as Ovechkin winning Stanley Cup Russian ambassador: Trump made ‘verbal agreements’ with Putin MORE praised Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState Dept: Russia’s allegations about American citizens ‘absolutely absurd’ Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: 'I've always wanted to do an interview' Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas MORE during the 2008 Democratic presidential primary, saying that she would make a “great president.”

BuzzFeed News unearthed the comments, made in a 2008 blog post.

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“Hillary Clinton said she’d consider naming Barack Obama as her vice-president when she gets the nomination, but she’s nowhere near a shoo-in,” the real estate mogul wrote about the tight 2008 Democratic primary between Clinton and then-Illinois Sen. Obama.

“For his part, Obama said he’s just focused on winning the nomination, although at least one member of his team said Clinton would make a good vice-president. (I know Hillary and I think she’d make a great president or vice-president.).”

It’s far from the first time Trump, who is now lambasting Hillary and Bill ClintonWilliam (Bill) Jefferson ClintonDon't place all your hopes — or fears — on a new Supreme Court justice Why did it take so long for Trump to drain the swamp of Pruitt? An orthodox legal life and the case for Judge Kavanaugh MORE as he seeks the GOP presidential nomination, has spoken positively of the former first couple.

Another blog post from 2008 has previously surfaced, where Trump praised Clinton for being “smart, tough and a very nice person.” He also lauded Bill Clinton, calling him a “great President.”

“Hillary was roughed up by the media, and it was a tough campaign for her, but she’s a great trouper,” Trump wrote in 2008. “Her history is far from being over.”

Trump has stepped up his attacks on Clinton, including criticism of Bill Clinton’s past infidelities.

She’s hit back that the real estate mogul has a “penchant for sexism” after he mocked Clinton for using the bathroom during the Democratic debate and said she "got schlonged” by Obama in the 2008 primary.