Hillary Clinton must be feeling like Cassandra right now.

Turns out she was pretty dead on about several things, especially regarding one-time political rival Donald Trump.

But only now, four years after Trump defeated her in the 2016 election, are her words coming back to haunt everyone.

Like Clinton’s prediction of what a Trump's reaction to electoral loss would be like.

Posted by UK MP David Lammy this week, a clip taken from one of Trump and Hillary’s presidential debates has resurfaced.

Lammy captioned it with the words “There’s nothing like a woman’s intuition”.

It sees Clinton talking about Trump’s philosophy when things don’t go his way, calling it “horrifying’.

“Every time Donald thinks things aren’t going in his direction, he claims whatever it is, is rigged against him."

“He lost the Iowa Caucus, he lost the Wisconsin primary."

“He said the Republican primary was rigged against him”.

Clinton then gives an example of Trump’s business, Trump University was sued for fraud and racketeering, which resulted in Trump claiming a federal judge was “rigged” against him.

She continues by saying:

There was even a time when he didn’t get an Emmy for his TV programme three years in a row and he started tweeting that the Emmys were rigged.

At this point Trump breaks in to add that he “should have gotten” the award.

Clinton finishes:

This is a mindset. 

This is how Donald thinks. 

And it’s funny but it’s also really troubling. 

That is not the way our democracy works. 

No it’s not – and Trump’s response to possible loss has been on full display this week, as he’s thrown around extensive and baseless claims of the election being rigged.

People are finding Clinton’s prediction bittersweet.

And saying that she was “100% right”.

Although it’s also been pointed out that Clinton’s years of expertise and her intelligence is hardly a “woman’s intuition”.

And how that phrasing could be linked to the fact she wasn’t listened to in the first place.

The nation learned the hard way...

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