Trump Uses Leaked Criticism From Bernie, Podesta Against Hillary

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Donald Trump blasted Hillary Clinton over her own campaign chairman trash talking her in leaked emails at the third presidential debate Wednesday.

Trump shot back at Clinton’s remark that he was unfit to serve as president by remarking that John Podesta, Clinton’s campaign chairman, had badmouthed her in emails leaked to WikiLeaks.

“You’re the one that’s unfit,” Trump said. “WikiLeaks just came out. John Podesta said some horrible things about you. Bernie Sanders, he said you have bad judgment. You do.”

“If you think going into Mosul after we let the world know we’re going in and after the leaders are all gone, if you think that was good, then you do,” he added. “Now, John Podesta said you have terrible instincts. Bernie Sanders said you have bad judgment. I agree with both.”

In an email released by WikiLeaks, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden complained that Clinton was going around telling everyone she called herself a moderate, rather than a progressive, which made life difficult for Tanden, as she had called Clinton a progressive.

“It worries me more that she doesn’t seem to know what planet we are all living in at the moment,” Tanden said in the email.

“I pushed her on this on Sunday night,” Podesta said. “She claims she didn’t remember saying it. Not sure I believe her.”

In a separate email, Podesta remarked that he made the right decision when he shot down the idea of hiring a personal friend of Clinton’s and also referred to Clinton’s other friends as “crazy” people.

“Glad you said no,” Tanden said. “When h [Hillary] asked us to hire her old friend.”

“Yup,” Podesta said. “Maybe we can rent the Queen Mary for the next 18 months and fill it with her brothers and assorted crazy hangers on sail around and around.”

In a September 2015 email, Podesta noted of Hillary, “We’ve taken on a lot of water that won’t be easy to pump out of the boat. Most of that has to do with terrible decisions made pre-campaign, but a lot has to do with her instincts.”

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