Donald TrumpDonald TrumpWeiner: I’d leave retirement to beat Trump Jr. How the Democratic and GOP platforms differ on infrastructure Clinton aide: Distracting Trump 'personally' with social media is a victory MORE on Friday took aim at longtime Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonMeet Hillary's Wolf of Wall Street Sanders backers say party quashed VP challenge Weiner: I’d leave retirement to beat Trump Jr. MORE aide Huma Abedin, poking fun at her marriage to former Rep. Anthony Weiner, who he called a “perv” and a “sleazebag.”
Speaking to donors in Boston, The GOP presidential front-runner noted that Abedin — whose first name he repeatedly pronounced “Ooma” — has worked closely with Clinton and would have access to classified information.
“And who is Huma married to?” Trump asked. “One of the great sleazebags of our time, Anthony Weiner.”
The businessman then mimicked typing on a cell phone and said in a mocking tone, “I love you very much.”
It was a reference to Weiner’s admission that he repeatedly sent and received sexually explicit material via Twitter and texting. The scandal cost him his seat in the House of Representatives.
Trump noted that he “knew him before they caught him with the —“ he trailed off, again mimicking typing on a phone.
“And he was a bad guy then; it turns out that he was a really bad guy,” he added.
“So Huma is getting classified secrets,” Trump said. “She’s married to Anthony Wiener, who’s a perv. No, he is!”
“Do you think there’s even a five percent chance that she’s not telling Anthony Weiner … what the hell is coming across?”
Though Trump said he knew Weiner “was a bad guy then,” Trump did donate $2,000 to his campaign in 2010.
Nick Merrill, Clinton’s traveling press secretary, tweeted a response later Friday night, saying that “there’s no place for patently false, personal attacks towards a staff member.”
“He should be ashamed of himself, and others in his own party should take a moment to stand up to him and draw the line for once,” he added.
-Updated at 9:33 p.m.