The 2016 presidential race hit a new low Monday when Donald Trump's top business aide posted a tweet Monday suggesting Hillary Clinton murdered an ambassador while she was the U.S. secretary of state. Michael Cohen is executive vice president of The Trump Organization and special counsel to Donald Trump, according to his bio.
Cohen, however, appeared to be a big fan of Hillary Clinton two years ago. In a photo of Cohen with Clinton and Patrick Kennedy tweeted on June 26, 2014 -- a year before his boss entered the GOP presidential race -- he called them "two great Americans."
#tbt being received by two great Americans...Hillary Clinton and Patrick Kennedy at the Kennedy Compound pic.twitter.com/z57PXfWxfW-- Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) June 26, 2014
The murder accusation was delivered in a tweet in which Cohen cited a poll that indicated voters thought Trump was more honest and better on national security than Clinton: "NBC/WSJ poll has @realDonaldTrump beating #CrookedHillary on #Honesty & #NationalSecurity. This picture says it all!"
NBC/WSJ poll has @realDonaldTrump beating #CrookedHillary on #Honesty & #NationalSecurity. This picture says it all! pic.twitter.com/E9YKIgoqnV-- Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) June 28, 2016
The photo, which shows a photo of Clinton and a quote "I presided over $6 billion lost at the State Department, sold uranian to the Russians through my faux charity, illegally deleted public records, and murdered an ambassador. Elect Me!" It bears the lskull and cross bones ogo of "Uncle Sam's Misguided Children," which is the website of a group that describes itself as "a community founded by United States Marine Veterans to bring awareness of the lame stream media."
The reference to an ambassador being murdered by Clinton apparently is a reference to the U.S. ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens, who was killed by terrorists in an attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.