House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said Tuesday that Bill ClintonBill ClintonRyan: Trump's Taiwan call 'much ado about nothing' Top Dem super PAC launches anti-Trump war room Racism: The left's last refuge MORE’s past should not be part the 2016 presidential race, adding that the focus should not be on what the former president "did two decades ago."
“It would be if he were running for president but he isn’t,” she told MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell when asked if Clinton’s past affairs and allegations of sexual misconduct were fair game.
Pelosi argued that Hillary Clinton could drown out GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHow the president-elect will 'Trump-start' the economy Dems to add ‘Buy America’ amendment to water bill White House: New Air Force One will benefit future presidents MORE’s attacks on her husband by focusing on the economy instead.
“I think you stick with what is important to the American people and what’s important to the American people is their financial stability,” she said.
“That is what elections are about. That is why I say it’s a race between trickle-down economics [and] tax breaks for special interests and the very wealthy…or recognizing we’re a consumer economy and [it is] the success of the middle class. Consumer confidence is what is going to grow our economy.”
Hillary Clinton refused to comment Monday evening on Trump’s repeated attacks on her spouse’s indiscretions.
“People can say whatever they want about us – we understand that if you don’t have anything positive to say what you’ll do to help people’s lives, you’ll have to resort to personal attacks,” she said at Iowa’s Brown and Black Presidential Forum.
Trump has frequently dredged up past allegations of sexual harassment against Bill Clinton, arguing the former president became “fair game” once he began campaigning for Hillary Clinton.