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Trump mocks Clinton for failing DC bar exam

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump on Monday mocked Hillary Clinton for failing to pass the Washington, D.C., bar exam.

“Does anyone know that Crooked Hillary, who tried so hard, was unable to pass the Bar Exams in Washington D.C.” Trump tweeted. “She was forced to go elsewhere.”

The Republican nominee in subsequent tweet hit on Clinton’s judgment, citing past statements by Bernie Sanders, the Democratic nominee’s primary rival.

“Crooked Hillary’s brainpower is highly overrated. Probably why her decision making is so bad or, as state by Bernie S, she had BAD JUDGMENT,” he tweeted. 

According to PolitiFact, Clinton took the Washington, D.C., bar exam in the summer of 1973 and did not pass. She didn’t take the exam again, according to a Clinton biography by journalist Carl Bernstein titled “A Woman in Charge.”

Clinton referenced the exam in a 2003 autobiography “Living History,” after reportedly keeping it a secret for 30 years.

“Despite the satisfaction of my work, I was lonely and missed Bill more than I could stand,” she wrote, according to PolitiFact.

“I had taken both the Arkansas and Washington, D.C., bar exams during the summer, but my heart was pulling me toward Arkansas. When I learned that I passed in Arkansas but failed in D.C., I thought that maybe my test scores were telling me something.”

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