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Hillary Clinton says Donald Trump hoped for real estate crash

The commercial seems like an example of the old adage, "Be careful what you wish for."

Democrat Hillary Clinton posted the ad, which we caught on Instagram, on May 24 slamming Republican Donald Trump for saying he would welcome a burst in the housing bubble affecting real estate prices a decade ago.

"In 2006, Donald Trump was hoping for a real estate crash," it says, showing a picture of Trump giving two thumbs up. The ad goes on to list consequences from the Great Recession, which peaked in 2008. It lists 9 million jobs lost and 5 million families who lost their homes.

"And the man who could be our next president was rooting for it to happen," the ad contends.

That's followed by audio, identified as being from 2006, of Trump saying, "I sort of hope that happens because then people like me would go in and buy ... If there is a bubble burst, as they call it, you know, you could make a lot of money."

"If Donald wins," the ad concludes, "you lose." The Instagram description accompanying the video says, "Millions of Americans lost jobs and homes in the '08 crash. A man who hoped for it has no business being president."

We wondered if there was more to the story.

Keep reading C. Eugene Emery's fact-check here from PolitiFact. There is of course a Florida angle too related to Trump and the real estate crash. Investors lost millions in the Trump International Hotel & Tower project in Fort Lauderdale when the project collapsed. Here is a refresher from the Miami Herald about what Trump said about those who lost money.