Katy Tur: Hillary and Her Book Are ‘Certainly a Gift’ to Trump

‘Donald Trump always benefited whenever Hillary Clinton was in the news’

CHUCK TODD: Back now with end game. It's possible the president's Twitter feed is going to explode in mid-September. First because of your book, Katy Tur, of course. But also because Hillary Clinton is coming out with a book. And they clearly are wanting to market it. They released this audio excerpt of her feelings about the second debate where they roamed the stage together. Take a listen.

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HILLARY CLINTON: “Do you stay calm, keep smiling and carry on as if he weren't repeatedly invading your space or do you turn, look him in the eye and say loudly and clearly, ’Back up, you creep. Get away from me. I know you love to intimidate women but you can't intimidate me, so back up.’"

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CHUCK TODD: Wow. Can't wait to hear what Donald-- how is Donald Trump going to handle, Katy Tur--

KATY TUR: Crooked Hillary Clinton.

CHUCK TODD: --Hillary Clinton?

KATY TUR: Is the first thing we're going to hear. Listen, Donald Trump always benefited whenever Hillary Clinton was in the news. When she was criticizing him he could use her as a foil. He doesn't have that good foil right now. Mitch McConnell is not the foil that people want him to be going after.

Hillary Clinton works because it's somebody that animates his base. Not only his base, it animates independents who held their nose and voted for him, animates soft Democrats. And it underscores, once again, that the Democrats don't have a unifying force that is leading them through this. They don't know where to go. So Hillary Clinton--

CHUCK TODD: It's--

KATY TUR: --is certainly a gift.

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