Hillary Clinton revealed on Tuesday she too wanted to tell Donald Trump to "shut up" during her debate with him four years ago following Joe Biden's clash with the president.
Clinton took to Twitter following the first presidential debate to express her frustration after a Biden and Trump engaged in a heated exchange.
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Clinton was responding to author Jill Filipovic's thread, which commended Biden saying "will you shut up, man" as "the line of the night."
"I so feel for Hillary right now because I’m positive she wanted to say that and couldn’t," Filipovic wrote, to which Clinton responded "you have no idea."
When another viewer said someone should "check in" on Clinton, the former presidential candidate assured everyone she was doing well.
"Thanks, I’m fine. But everyone better vote," Clinton wrote.
Before her own 2016 debate with Trump, Clinton noted that she had "a feeling that by the end of this evening I'm going to be blamed for everything that's ever happened."
But in a revealing interview with MSNBC on Monday, Clinton said she didn't believe Trump's stage tactics would work this time around.
"I think his big advantage of being a so-called reality TV star and been in people's living rooms on their TVs for a number of years before he ran has pretty much run its course," she told the station.
"His series is about to be canceled because it's just the same story over and over again. Lying with impunity. Attacking when you have nothing to say. Unable to give an answer that is frankly coherent.
"I think Joe knows all that. I think the people who've been working with him and preparing him and they're well aware of how Donald Trump behaves on a stage.
"You can only lie so many times [and] try to avoid responsibilities so many times, when finally people are going to be looking at each other like 'we've seen this before and we're not buying it.'"
This year, Trump engaged in an ugly 90-minute war of words with Biden during their fiery first presidential debate, with civil unrest and coronavirus top of the agenda.
Trump painted Biden as incompetent, telling him: "You could never have done the job that we did, you don't have it in your blood."
He also attacked his son Hunter's foreign business deals in one of dozens of heated exchanges.
Biden also lashed out several times, telling Trump he was "the worst president" in history, to "shush" and branding him a "racist" and "a clown."
In a fierce shouting match – where both candidates pushed for airtime to defend their records and visions – Trump often spoke over Biden and even clashed with exasperated moderator Chris Wallace.
The debate left many observers across the political spectrum unimpressed by the verbal brawling they had witnessed.
ABC commentator George Stephanopoulos, a former Democratic adviser and previous primary debate moderator, said: “As someone who has watched for 40 years, that was the worst presidential debate I have ever seen.”
Chris Christie, the former Republican governor of New Jersey who helped Trump prepare for the debate, said of the president's performance: "It was too hot.
"Listen, you come in and decide you want to be aggressive, and I think it was the right thing to be aggressive, but it was too hot.”
And former CNN host Piers Morgan later called it a "train wreck of epic proportions."
Clinton previously said Biden "should not concede" the 2020 election "under any circumstances" – four years after her failed bid for the White House.
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