The United States Republican presidential candidate and New York billionaire businessman Donald Trump said he would not rule out attacking his rival Hillary Clinton on her husband’s infidelities as the Democratic presidential nominee continues to blast Trump on claims of sexism.
During an exclusive interview with the New York Times, that was published on Friday, the Republican nominee said he may soon begin to bring up the Clintons’ relationship and former United States President Bill Clinton’s past, including accusations of sexual assault.
“Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics,” Trump said during the interview. “Hillary was an enabler, and she attacked the women who Bill Clinton mistreated afterward.”
“I think it’s a serious problem for them, and it’s something that I’m considering talking about more in the near future,” Trump stated.
Evelyn Rupert of The Hill wrote in an article published on Friday, “Trump has largely avoided dragging Bill Clinton’s sex scandals into the election, including at the first presidential debate Monday.”
“But as Hillary Clinton ramps up her own accusations of sexism — now starring former Miss Universe Alicia Machado — that approach could change,” Rupert wrote.
During his interview with the Times, Trump continued to go after Hillary Clinton personally saying, “She’s nasty, but I can be nastier than she can ever be.”
The Republican presidential candidate suggested that Clinton and her presidential campaign team has been portraying Machado as “a girl scout when she was the exact opposite,” claiming he was, “absolutely disgusted” by the recent allegations made by Machado, and the promoting of the claims by Clinton.
During their first presidential debate versus one another, Clinton brought up allegations that Trump referred to Machado as “Miss Piggy” after she had gained weight after winning the Miss Universe contest.
Since then, Trump has been trying to discredit the Venezuelan beauty queen, most recently in the early morning hours of Friday, when Trump posted several social media posts slamming Machado and referencing an alleged “sex tape” containing Machado.
During the exclusive interview with the Times, Trump asserted, “She’s nasty, but I can be nastier than she can ever be.”
In response to Trump’s comments during the interview, Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement quoted by The Hill stating: “As Hillary has said, Donald Trump can say whatever he wants about her, but she will not be bullied out of defending Alicia and the many other women Trump has attacked and demeaned.”
(Written & Edited by Bart Charles Begley)