Donald TrumpDonald TrumpPoll: Clinton and Trump neck-and-neck Trump sends GOP pivoting to nowhere Politics and the perils of protectionism MORE praised Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonPoll: Clinton and Trump neck-and-neck Politics and the perils of protectionism EXCLUSIVE: Pro-Hillary group takes 0K in banned donations 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.
“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 ClintonBill ClintonTrump sends GOP pivoting to nowhere Politics and the perils of protectionism Trump on NAFTA: Renegotiate or withdraw 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.