Former GOP Governor Blasts Hillary Clinton For Taunting Trump About Russia

President Donald Trump is getting ready to meet Russian President Vladimir Putin this week. Of course, with the ongoing investigation into his administration's ties to Russia, and whether the president colluded with the Kremlin during the 2016 election, the meeting between world leaders is causing a stir. Former Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton decided to jump in and throw a barb at Trump, who beat her in the 2016 election, but another former candidate came forward to point out her hypocrisy.

On Sunday, Clinton snidely tweeted, “Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?”

Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee was quick to shut her down. Huckabee, a Republican who ran against Trump in the GOP primaries in 2016, had a question in turn for Ms. Clinton.

"Hillary tweeted, 'Q for Trump as he meets Putin: Do U know which team you play for?' @POTUS never accepted $500K dollars for 1 speech from Russian bank, taken $140m for his foundation from Russian sources, or sold Russia 1/5 of US uranium supply," Huckabee wrote.

The burn was in reference to Clinton's stint as Secretary of State under former President Barack Obama. Ms. Clinton struck a deal with Rosatom, Russia's nuclear agency, in which she gave them 20 percent of America's uranium. The Clinton Foundation and some of the foundation's offshoots were given more than $140 million in exchange. She also returned 10 Russian spies to Moscow.

In addition, Clinton voted against harsher sanctions for the Russians during the Obama administration. At the time, her husband, former President Bill Clinton, accepted $500,000 to give a speech in Russia.

Huckabee dropped out of the GOP primaries, and has since backed Trump. Huckabee even shamed his fellow Republican candidates who floundered on backing Trump after he won the party’s nomination.

Trump has, for the most part, brushed off liberal criticism of him going to meet with Putin, noting in a tweet that his 'resisters' will not be satisfied no matter what he does.

"Heading to Helsinki, Finland – looking forward to meeting with President Putin tomorrow," the president wrote in a series of tweets.

“Unfortunately, no matter how well I do at the Summit, if I was given the great city of Moscow as retribution for all of the sins and evils committed by Russia over the years, I would return to criticism that it wasn’t good enough – that I should have gotten Saint Petersburg in addition! Much of our news media is indeed the enemy of the people and all the Dems know how to do is resist and obstruct! This is why there is such hatred and dissension in our country – but at some point, it will heal!”

Jon Huntsman, U.S. Ambassador to Russia, talked about the meeting on 'Fox & Friends' on Sunday. He says that Russia and the U.S. have common interests, such as nuclear stability and defeating ISIS, so it is a positive thing for the two world leaders to develop a closer relationship.

“We’re informed by the past, what we’ve learned and what they have done,” said Huntsman, "We’re going to put our cards on the table, we’re going to look at theirs and we’re going to see where we have overlapping interests.”
Source: Daily Caller
Photos: Gage Skidmore, Inquistr, Screener

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