As the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination were skewering Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton on stage during their first debates in Cleveland, Ohio, her campaign was making expert use of their past statements to troll them. As Business Insider notes, team Clinton had some choice decor in the press room set up at her campaign office in Brooklyn.
The same Republican candidates were far less complimentary during last night’s debate:
Donald Trump: ”I’ll tell you what, with Hillary Clinton, I said, ‘Be at my wedding,’ and she came to my wedding. “You know why? She had no choice, because I gave [to her past campaigns]. … I didn’t know the money would be used on private jets going all over the world. It was.”
Former Florida governor Jeb Bush: “We’re not going on win by doing what Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton do each and every day. Dividing the country. Saying, creating a grievance kind of environment.”
Florida senator Marco Rubio: “If I’m our nominee, how is Hillary Clinton gonna lecture me about living paycheck to paycheck? I was raised paycheck to paycheck. How is she gonna lecture me about student loans? I owed over $100,000 just four years ago.”
During an earlier debate the same evening, featuring the second-tier Republican candidates, the White House hopefuls were asked to give a succinct description of their party’s likely Democratic challenger:
Former Texas governor Rick Perry: “Let’s go with three: Good at email.”
Former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina: “Not trustworthy; no accomplishment.”
Clinton herself spent the evening at a campaign fundraiser in Los Angeles, where she hobnobbed with Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, among others. Meanwhile, her camp continued with their expert jabs…
…as Clinton herself used the #GOPdebate hashtag to attract attention to another important TV event of the night.