Early Sunday morning, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted an accusation of collusion between Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party to defeat Bernie Sanders during their 2016 presidential primaries.
Trump's tweet, which includes a small typo, appears to be an attempt at finger-pointing at Hillary Clinton, while Trump himself is under an ongoing investigation about any possible collusion between his presidential campaign and Russia, which the U.S. government has documented interfering in the U.S. election on behalf of Trump.
Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 25, 2017
"Hillary Clinton colluded with the Democratic Party in order to beat Crazy Bernie Sanders. Is she allowed to so collude? Unfair to Bernie!" tweeted Trump.
Trump's tweet alludes to past news reports that the Democratic National Committee actively aided Clinton against Sanders and specific incidents during the campaign, like when former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Donna Brazile sent Hillary Clinton’s campaign debate questions ahead of the debate, in an attempt to bolster her chances against Sanders.
Trump's tweets have often been cryptic and at times typo-laden. Last Tuesday, he made headlines around the world with a vague tweet about China and North Korea, which some interpreted as moving the U.S. toward war.
"While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!" Trump wrote in a tweet.
While I greatly appreciate the efforts of President Xi & China to help with North Korea, it has not worked out. At least I know China tried!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 20, 2017
It was unclear whether his remark represented a significant shift in his thinking in the U.S. struggle to stop North Korea's nuclear program and its test-launching of missiles, or a change in U.S. policy toward China.
"I think the president is signaling some frustration," Christopher Hill, a former U.S. ambassador to South Korea, told MSNBC. "He’s signaling to others that he understands this isn’t working, and he’s trying to defend himself, or justify himself, by saying that at least they tried as opposed to others who didn’t even try."
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