Matthews: If Trump Hits Bill Clinton, Hillary Will Win

‘In 1998, the Republican party and the Congress impeached Bill Clinton; two years later, Hillary Clinton was elected U.S. senator for New York’

TODD: "Chris, what’s Trump up to with this Clinton attack? What’s he up to on this one? What do you think he is?"
MATTHEWS: "Well, first, he’s playing defense because he got caught with the charge of sexism, so he’s shooting back. But just look at a couple facts. In 1998, the Republican party and the Congress impeached Bill Clinton. Two years later, Hillary Clinton was elected U.S. senator for New York. Just get those two facts. There’s a causality there.

"Because the way she handled a very difficult situation, the solid way she handled it, going up and campaigning for Chuck Schumer in ‘98, really being a party fighter, the real champion in the Democratic Party, despite all the embarrassment, made her look strong, it gave her a chance to prove herself as the independent political figure, she’s a United States senator. And if she hadn’t been elected to the United States Senate, hadn’t had the guts to run for it, she would’ve been a candidate in 2008."

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