This week, the notorious “puppet” clip of the third and final presidential debate of the 2016 election between Trump and Hillary Clinton has played a ton over the past couple of days as expected.
In the clip Clinton calls Trump Putin’s puppet, and he replies indignantly, “You’re a puppet. No, you are a puppet.
She ended up charging Trump of wanting to trust in Vladimir Putin rather than “the military and civilian security authorities who have sworn to defend us.”
This is the sort of assertion that, in the light of what occurred this week, it could make millions of Trump supporters uncomfortably adjust their shirt collars (though it probably won’t).
Hilary Clinton went into detail when calling out Trump:
“It’s pretty clear,” she said, “you won’t admit that the Russians have engaged in cyberattacks against the United States of America, that you encouraged espionage against our people, that you are willing to spout the Putin line, sign up for his wish list, break up NATO, do whatever he wants to do, and that you continue to get help from him, because he has a very clear favorite in this race.” she said.
But it wasn’t just on Russia where Clinton highlighted Trump’s troubling behavior. His other presidential low point, Charlottesville, didn’t come out of the ether, either. Again, Clinton warned Americans of what might happen if Trump was elected.
In an August 2016 speech in Reno, she said of Trump “He’s taking hate groups mainstream and helping a radical fringe take over one of America’s two major political parties.”
She said that Trump would round up “millions of immigrants and kick them out of the country,” deport so-called “anchor babies” of undocumented immigrants, and ban Muslims from entering the country.