When President Donald Trump tried to offer an olive branch regarding the 2018 World Cup on Sunday, his former opponent, Hillary Clinton, used it as an opportunity to jab him about Russia.
Trump congratulated Russian President Vladimir Putin on his country’s performance hosting the tournament just before the two met for a summit on Monday.
The president’s tweet came as an apparent attempt to smooth over relations amid what he saw as the worst relationship ever between the two.
But Clinton seemed to think Trump’s tweet was too conciliatory, asking him which “team” he played for:
Great World Cup. Question for President Trump as he meets Putin: Do you know which team you play for?
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) July 16, 2018
While some responded by praising Clinton or bashing Trump, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee came back with some unpleasant allegations against the former secretary of state:
Hillary tweeted, “Q for Trump as he meets Putin: Do U know which team you play for?” @POTUS never accepted $500K dollars for 1 speech from Russian bank, taken $140m for his foundation from Russian sources, or sold Russia 1/5 of US uranium supply. Which team are YOU on, Hillary?
— Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) July 16, 2018
Huckabee was referring to a variety of claims — some of which are disputed in the media — in the “Uranium One” scandal. As IJR previously reported, the Clinton Foundation — a project of both Hillary’s and her husband, former President Bill Clinton’s — appeared to have a cozy relationship with Russian entities around the time Hillary tried to “reset” relations with America’s former Cold War nemesis.
Earlier this year, an FBI informant claimed that Russian nuclear executives attempted to funnel money to the Clinton Foundation “to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.”
A Clinton spokesperson accused the informant of engaging in a “charade.” But as Huckabee mentioned, other troubling connections surrounded the Clintons and Russia.
While reporting on Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash,” The New York Times revealed that Bill Clinton received $500,000 for a speech to a Russian investment bank just after Russians announced they would acquire a majority stake in Uranium One, a Russian-Canadian firm with associates who made substantial donations to the Clinton Foundation.