The Daily Show resurface old Republican Tweets that criticise people for 'mishandling' classified information

'How many times will we find Republicans criticising the exact thing Trump is doing?'

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Late yesterday (15 May), The Washington Post revealed how Donald Trump disclosed highly classified information about the Islamic State to Russian diplomats.

One of the major talking points during the election campaign — which the President’s team leveraged — was the Clinton email scandal, Republicans criticising the candidate for being ‘carless’ with sensitive data. 

For instance, Trump Tweeted in July last year: “Crooked Hillary Clinton and her team ‘were extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information.’ Not fit!”

The Daily Show’s social media team has decided to bring up these Tweets once more, asking: "How many times will we find Republicans criticising the exact thing Trump is doing?”

Tweets include those by Paul Ryan, Reince Priebus, Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie, and Sean Spicer. See the entire thread below. 

Daily Show host  Trevor Noah joked about the incident during the show, starting off by discussing the firing of FBI director James Comey. ”We were all, like, 'Man, it can't get any worse,'" Noah said. "We were wrong.”

“I knew something was up when we saw President Trump with the Russians — and they were smiling," he joked. "There's only two times a Russian man smiles: the day he dies, and this.” Watch below.

 

When the original Comey news was announced, Noah lambasted the President, joking: You can’t just fire the FBI director. If he’s gone, who’s going to investigate Russia’s ties to — oooooh.” Watch here.

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