Jill Stein takes shot at 'Clintonites' after report of Russian Facebook ad

Jill Stein takes shot at 'Clintonites' after report of Russian Facebook ad
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Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein on Wednesday took aim at former Democratic candidate Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonOvernight Defense: Trump tries to quell Russia furor | GOP looks to reassure NATO | Mattis open to meeting Russian counterpart Dem pollster: GOP women have a more difficult time winning primary races than Dems Mellman: (Mis)interpreting elections MORE supporters following a report saying Russia purchased an ad on Facebook for Stein during the 2016 election. 

“Clintonites now trying to convince themselves that a corny Facebook ad is the reason their candidate with a 30% approval rating lost,” Stein wrote on Twitter.


Stein’s tweet included a screenshot from a Newsweek article earlier this month that compared President Trump’s popularity to Clinton’s.

The report Stein was referencing, published Tuesday evening in Politico, said there is no evidence that Stein knew about the ad.

“Choose peace and vote for Jill Stein,” the Facebook ad read. “Trust me. It’s not a wasted vote. … The only way to take our country back is to stop voting for the corporations and banks that own us. #GrowaSpineVoteJillStein.”