Donald Trump has decided to take the low road…surprising, right?
Trump is telling his surrogates to begin attacking Hillary Clinton for Bill Clinton’s extra-marital affairs. In talking points emailed out from the Trump campaign this week, they urged bringing up both Gennifer Flowers and Monica Lewinsky and blaming the wife for infidelity by the husband as a disqualifier for the presidency.
Trump teased the comment in Monday’s debate, saying that he could say something about the Clintons but he deserved credit for restraining himself, but after the debate finished he and his surrogates have been in full attack mode.
CNN host Jake Tapper couldn’t understand why Trump would be bringing this up given his history with affairs, his history with women and the history of his staff. Trump surrogate Kaleigh McEnany replied that she agreed it was the wrong strategy for the Trump campaign to turn to, even if they are desperate. “That being said, the people around him, I certainly think, should bring it up on the airwaves,” she said.
Tapper said, “Kaleigh, I am not one for bringing in people’s personal lives, but it doesn’t seem to me that Donald Trump — whose extramarital exploits filled tabloid after tabloid in the ’80s, ’90s and more, has that much of a moral high ground when it comes to the question of his rival’s husband’s infidelity.”
Tapper questioned how Trump’s staffers could use infidelity as a talking point, considering their own history of extra-marital affairs. “Kaleigh, which people around him should bring it up?” Tapper wondered. “Roger Ailes, Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich. He is surrounded by a philanderers club. Why would any of them have a leg to stand on?”
We agree. This infidelity attack is absolutely ridiculous. Bill cheated…not Hillary. This will hopefully backfire on him.