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Hillary Clinton's response to Mar-a-Lago search was perfectly petty

The former Democratic presidential nominee got a dig in on Trump after the FBI searched Mar-a-Lago. And she made it fashion.


UPDATE: (Aug. 12, 2022, 2:05 p.m. ET): NBC News on Friday obtained a copy of the warrant used in the FBI’s search of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida, as well as the related property receipt. The FBI recovered 11 sets of classified documents in the search, according to the documents.

When Fox News host Dan Bongino said Monday that people on “the left” would be laughing over federal investigators executing a search warrant on former President Donald Trump’s home, he was pretty on the money.

Once you get past the horror of Trump apparently being such an obstruction to law enforcement that an FBI search was necessary, this is a hilarious scenario. Think about it: Trump ostensibly gets his comeuppance, issues a dramatic and laughably ahistorical statement in response, and sets off a torrent of hypocritical right-wing tantrums

What’s not to like?

One person who’s gotten in on the joke is Hillary Clinton, who promoted some merchandise Tuesday that mocked Trump’s hypocrisy in light of the search. In a tweet, Clinton advertised hats embroidered with “But her emails,” a reference to Republicans who claimed her use of a private email server to exchange classified information while secretary of state should disqualify her from being president and even land her in jail.

Now, many of those same Republicans who embraced the “lock her up” language are arguing Trump possibly possessing classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago golf club-slash-residence — an alleged "heaven" for spies — is excusable. And they’re claiming law enforcement who conducted the search are corrupt.

What a turn of events. 

That said, dropping a Bryson Tiller-esque “dad hat” that mocks her nemesis a day after his home was searched by the FBI is hilarious, far and away exceeding #HotSauceGate. And to be honest, the hat has a nice look. The pink on black looks like a send-up to Beyoncé’s self-titled album.

What say you? Would you cop?