It was recently made public that Bill Clinton and Donald Trump had a phone call in the weeks leading up to Trump’s entrance in the presidential race.
Former president Bill Clinton had a private telephone conversation in late spring with Donald Trump at the same time that the billionaire investor and reality-television star was nearing a decision to run for the White House, according to associates of both men.
Four Trump allies and one Clinton associate familiar with the exchange said that Clinton encouraged Trump’s efforts to play a larger role in the Republican Party and offered his own views of the political landscape.
That set off eyebrows among Republicans. But the truth is, Trump and the Clinton’s have long been friends.
In July, Trump picked Bill Clinton as his favorite among the last four. He also praised the Clintons during the 2008 elections, and was big on Obama picking Hillary Clinton as VP, something he ultimately decided not to do. The fact that he used words like “fantastic people” and “good people” to describe the notoriously shady Clintons should disturb conservatives. The Clintons also attended Trump’s wedding.
Trump donated to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s Senate campaigns for years.
From a political point of view, how would a Donald Trump run help Hillary Clinton?
His campaign alone is alienating women, minorities, and independents from the GOP, which in turn helps Hillary’s narrative. She is running to be the first female President, and she is rumored to pick Hispanic Julian Castro as her VP.
Trump is also currently blocking fresh blood like Rubio, Paul, Cruz, Walker, etc. from challenging Jeb Bush. Americans are generally far more receptive to electing another Clinton than another Bush.
If Trump himself becomes the nominee, polls show him losing in dramatic fashion. In fact, he loses to Hillary by an average of 15 points.