“But her emails” became a shorthand way after the 2016 election to explain — often in jest and as memes — why Hillary Clinton, who was favored to win, lost to Donald Trump. However, all jokes aside, post-election studies confirmed that Clinton’s emails were the most-covered topic during the campaign between May 2015 and November 2016.
That was in part because of the “drip, drip” drip” nature of the scandal over her use of a private email server while secretary of state. New developments — from investigations being opened and closed to the release of previously unreported emails — resulted in ever more media coverage.
Well, it’s looking like Trump may be facing a similar “drip, drip, drip” type scandal that could result in “but her emails” being replaced after the 2020 election with “but his tapes.”