It’s no secret that Donald Trump can be a hypocrite. Like, he often says one thing, does another, or contradicts himself even within the same sentence.
That’s what happened on Inauguration Day. While taking the podium during an inaugural luncheon, the now-president asked the entire room to give a standing ovation to Bill and Hillary Clinton, who were seated at the event.
“I was very honored — very, very honored — when I heard that President Bill Clinton and Secretary Hillary Clinton [were] coming today,” Trump said. “And honestly there’s nothing more I can say because I have a lot of respect for those two people,” Trump added while pointing to the Clintons.
Wow. After all those months of calling Hillary Clinton “Crooked Hillary” and encouraging his supporters to yell the chant “Lock. Her. Up” on the campaign trail, could it have been all politics?
Twitter isn’t buying it.
“Trump said he has a lot of respect for Hillary? I thought he said a few months back she should be in prison,” someone tweeted. Magnanimous move by President Trump to recognize and lead applause for Hillary Clinton, a woman he spent months calling “crooked," another person wrote.
Check out what happened below as well as some of Twitter’s best reaction to Donald Trump’s 360 on the Clintons below.
Trump said he has a lot of respect for Hillary? I thought he said a few months back she should be in prison. lol— DAVΞ (@dvrocks) January 20, 2017
Magnanimous move by President Trump to recognize and lead applause for Hillary Clinton, a woman he spent months calling “crooked."— Matt Viser (@mviser) January 20, 2017
On 1/13, Trump called Hillary Clinton "guilty as hell."— Carrie Dann (@CarrieNBCNews) January 20, 2017
As POTUS today, he says of her & Bill "I have a lot of respect for those 2 ppl"
Very classy of Trump to salute Hillary and ask everyone to stand and applaud her— CK20❤️💙 (@melissa710) January 20, 2017
Trump said he had a lot of respect for Hillary &Bill Clinton, I respect her but put her in jail, Ok #RESPECT— Mz keepingitreal (@kimcraig3) January 20, 2017
Trump says he has respect for Hillary Clinton just a few months after calling her a Nasty Woman. Politics, man.— Margaret Stahl (@margie324) January 20, 2017
Trump just had people stand at the Congressional Luncheon to applaud Hillary. First classy move I've seen him make. More of that, please.— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) January 20, 2017
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