A video shared on XThe social media platform formerly known as Twitter, claims that former President Donald Trump endorsed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary.

Trump has reportedly been influencing House Republican efforts to impeach President Joe Biden, according to political. Trump is said to have spoken with New York Republican Rep. Elise Stefanik, who serves as chairwoman of the House Republican Conference, the outlet said.

“Trump endorsed Hillary Clinton in the 2008 Democratic primary,” claims Post X. The post features a video clip from a recent rally the former Republican president held in Rapid City, South Dakota.

Check Your Fact analyzed Trump’s previous comments about Clinton and what he said about her in 2007/2008. While Trump said he supported Clinton in both 2007 and 2008, he never explicitly endorsed her.

During a Interview from September 2007. With Wolf Blitzer on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” Trump said Clinton was “very talented” and believed she would win the Democratic presidential nomination “pretty easily.” At the time, Trump did not say whether he was leaning toward supporting Clinton or then-Republican front-runner and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

“I can tell you this. They’re both great people and I hope they both get nominated and it’s a very interesting race. I always go with only one person. “I will make a decision,” Trump responded.

Likewise, Trump referred to Clinton as a “friend” and said he wanted her to win the Democratic nomination during a 2007 interview with Howard Stern.

“I would like her to win on the Democratic side and Rudy on the Republican side,” Trump told Stern. “And then I have to make a decision. But they are both great people. I think they will both win and it will be interesting to see what happens.”

Before sharing that he wanted Clinton to win the Democratic nomination, Trump said he would not comment on whether he would vote for her or Giuliani because Giuliani was also a “very good friend” of his. Trump also revealed that he had organized a fundraiser for Clinton.

Trump made similar comments in 2008 during a interview with Fox News host Neil Cavuto. (RELATED: Trump claimed there was never an impeachment inquiry when he was president)

“Well, I support Hillary. I think she’s fantastic,” Trump said, later adding that she also supported Giuliani. Despite saying that he supported both candidates, he did not reveal which of the two he preferred when asked by Cavuto.

Additionally, Trump said he thought Clinton “would make a good president” on his radio show, “Trumped!” in 2008, according to cnn.

Trump’s comments were as follows: “Hillary Clinton said she would consider naming Barack Obama as her vice president when she gets the nomination, but it is nowhere near a safe choice. For his part, Obama said he is only focused on winning the nomination, although at least one member of his team said Clinton would make a good vice president. Well, I know her and she would be a good president or a good vice president.”

According Ballopedia, Trump made eight donations to Clinton, totaling $8,700. Two donations totaling $4,000 were refunded, the website states. There is no information specifying which years the donations were made, what they were used for, or why they were reimbursed.

Furthermore, both political and Politifacto reported that Trump donated $100,000 to the Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit Clinton shares with her husband and former Democratic president Bill Clinton and their daughter, Chelsea Clinton.

Despite showing support for Clinton in 2008, Trump referred called her a “world-class liar” while campaigning against her in 2016. Trump also backed up Arizona Republican Senator John McCain after winning the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.

Check Your Fact has contacted spokespersons for Clinton and Trump for comment and will update this article accordingly if one is received.

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