Trump Says Hillary Clinton Is ‘Much More Intelligent’ Than Joe Biden
President Donald Trump offered rare praise of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Sunday. Speaking at campaign rally in Londonderry, New Hampshire, the president compared Clinton favorably to former Vice President Joe Biden.
“You think Sleepy Joe would be doing these things? I don’t think so,” Trump told the crowd. “He’ll go back to bed. Hillary used to spend a lot of time in bed too. But she had more energy than him. She did.”
“They said, ‘What’s the difference between Crooked Hillary Clinton and Biden?’ I said, ‘Well, obviously they’re both crooked,’ but let’s get out of that,” he said.
“The big difference is, she had more energy — but not much — and she’s a more intelligent person. I will say that.”
“She’s a much more intelligent person,” Trump said. “Until she used the word ‘deplorables,’ I thought she was very smart.”
Clinton famously referred to half of Trump’s supporters as a ‘basket of deplorables’ in 2016. The line became something of a rallying cry for the president’s voters, though it’s become less common as Clinton has faded from the political scene.
The 2016 Democratic nominee responded to Trump’s comments on a New York Times podcast released on Monday, saying “I think I live rent-free in his head.”