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WATCH: Here are all of the times Donald Trump explained how Hillary Clinton is ‘a great woman’

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Before Donald Trump hated Hillary Clinton, he loved her. He really loved her.

As Mother Jones notes, Trump once celebrated Clinton when she was First Lady, including a photo of her with his sons Don Jr. and Eric, which he included in his book The Art of the Comeback.

Trump was even saddened that the Clintons didn’t consult with him when they began house hunting in New York in 1999. The Clinton’s ultimately ended up in Chappaqua, New York, about 30 miles north of former President Clinton’s office in Harlem.

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“I just wish I could have maybe represented him in buying the house, and her,” Trump told Larry King in an interview. “Because I think I could save them about $600,000 or $700,000.”

At the time, Trump was thinking about running for president on the Reform Party ticket. But he made sure to tell King, “I like her very much.”

Trump seemed disappointed when Clinton lost the 2008 Democratic primary to then-Senator Barack Obama. But the loss didn’t quiet his support of her.

“I think she’s going to go down, at a minimum, as a great senator,” Trump explained to local cable station NY1. “I think she is a great wife to a president, and I think Bill Clinton was a great president.”

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After Trump: No free pass for Republicans — they own this nightmare

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With the impeachment inquiry leveling up this month as public hearings begin, and with an election that might actually be the end of Donald Trump now less than a year away, the campaign to let Trump's Republican allies — even the most villainous offenders — move on and pretend this never happened is already underway.

This article first appeared in Salon.

Sadly, the clearest articulation of the let-bygones-be-bygones mentality has come from a Democrat — unsurprisingly, former Vice President Joe Biden.Biden, who is still, somehow, the frontrunner in Democratic primary polling, spoke at a chi-chi fundraiser on Wednesday, and dropped this pearl of wisdom: "With Donald Trump out of the way, you’re going to see a number of my Republican colleagues have an epiphany."

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As climate crisis-fueled fires rage, fears grow of an ‘uninhabitable’ California

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As activist Bill McKibben put it, "We've simply got to slow down the climate crisis."

With wildfires raging across California on Wednesday—and with portions of the state living under an unprecedented "Extreme Red Flag Warning" issued by the National Weather Service due to the severe conditions—some climate experts are openly wondering if this kind of harrowing "new normal" brought on by the climate crisis could make vast regions of the country entirely uninhabitable.

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‘A profound emoluments clause violation’: Andrew Napolitano slams Trump’s hosting the G7 at Doral

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In the wake of acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney's announcement this Thursday that next year's G7 summit will be hosted at President Trump's Doral golf club, Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano pointed out that Trump would be violating the emoluments clause if he were to go through with the move.

At the outset of the segment, Fox Business Network anchor Neil Cavuto said that the announcement is "effectively saying the president has given himself this contract."

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