(CNSNews.com) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is accusing everyone of being a Russian asset, but her recent accusation against Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) probably helped the congresswoman like it ended up helping the Trump administration, President Donald Trump said Monday during a cabinet meeting.
Trump began the meeting by urging Democrats to vote on the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA), adding that his administration has done other trade deals, including one with South Korea.
“We’ve done South Korea, which is a fantastic deal for us. It turned out even better than we thought. South Korea was a terrible deal. The person in charge of that particular deal, Hillary Clinton. You've heard of her. She's the one that's accusing everybody of being a Russian agent. Anybody that is opposed to her is a Russian agent. So that’s a scam that was pretty much put down,” he said.
“Tulsi -- I don't know Tulsi, but she's not a Russian agent. I don’t know Jill Stein. I know she likes environment. I don’t think she likes Russians. If she does like them, I know she’s not an asset. She called her an ‘asset’ of Russia. These people are sick. There’s something wrong with them,” Trump said.
“But I think that Tulsi Gabbard probably got helped quite a bit by this stir. I think we were helped because it shows, for two and half years, we end up winning. I had to go through two and a half years. If she would have done this earlier, people would have realized what a scam it is. Everybody is a Russian or a Russian agent or a Russian asset,” the president added.
As CNSNews.com previously reported, during an Oct. 17 interview on Campaign HQ with David Plouffe, Clinton said the Russians have "got their eye on somebody who’s currently in the Democratic primary and they’re grooming her to be the third-party candidate. She’s the favorite of the Russians. They have a bunch of sites and bots and other ways of supporting her so far, and that’s assuming Jill Stein will give it up, because she’s also a Russian asset.”
Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill confirmed that Clinton was referring to Gabbard as the "favorite of the Russians."
Gabbard responded on Twitter on Friday, saying, “Thank you @HillaryClinton. You, the queen of warmongers, embodiment of corruption, and personification of the rot that has sickened the Democratic Party for so long, have finally come out from behind the curtain."
"From the day I announced my candidacy, there has been a concerted campaign to destroy my reputation," said Gabbard. "We wondered who was behind it and why. Now we know -- it was always you, through your proxies and powerful allies in the corporate media and war machine, afraid of the threat I pose."