Team Trump’s misguided crusade to make adultery a 2016 issue

On NBC’s “Meet the Press” yesterday, Trump campaign surrogate Rudy Giuliani continued to focus his attention on Bill Clinton’s extra-marital affairs for reasons that don’t seem to make a lot of sense. Host Chuck Todd asked, “Are you the right person to level this charge?” reminding the former mayor he has his own record of infidelities.


Yes, the 2016 presidential race has actually reached this point. Five weeks ahead of Election Day, three serial adulterers – Trump, Giuliani, and Newt Gingrich – are slamming Bill Clinton, who isn’t even a candidate, for sex scandals. Reminded of the breathtaking hypocrisy surrounding the attack, one of Trump’s top surrogates told a national television audience it’s perfectly acceptable because “everybody” has cheated on their spouse.


Because if “you want to know the truth,” you’ll certainly want to listen to Donald Trump accuse his rival of committing adultery for no reason and without any evidence.


He said he was bringing up Mr. Clinton’s infidelities because he thought they would repulse female voters and turn them away from the Clintons, and because he was eager to unsettle Mrs. Clinton in their next two debates and on the campaign trail.“She’s nasty, but I can be nastier than she ever can be,” Mr. Trump said.



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