Hillary Clinton uttered a few lines Wednesday night that will sound familiar to anyone who followed the 2016 race. "China, if you're listening, why don't you get Trump's tax returns?" Clinton said on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show. "I'm sure our media would richly reward you." As USA Today notes, the lines parrot what President Trump suggested in the 2016 campaign in regard to her famous missing emails: "Russia: If you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," he said back then. "I think you will probably be rewarded mightily by our press." Her lines came as part of a larger hypothetical that Politico lays out: Clinton explained that since the DOJ was seemingly going to let Russia off the hook for its election interference, maybe a 2020 Democratic candidate should call on China for a tax-returns assist.
Clinton set up her hypothetical by noting that only China is on par with Russia in terms of being a US rival. "So why should Russia have all the fun?" she wondered. "And since Russia is clearly backing Republicans, why don't we ask China to back us?" she said, referring to Democrats. In the interview, Clinton also accused Trump of continuing to attack her to divert attention from his own troubles, reports NBC News. Her line on that: "I'm living rent free inside of Donald Trump's brain, and it's not a very nice place to be, I can tell you that," she said. The president hadn't responded as of early Thursday morning. (Read more Hillary Clinton stories.)