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Trump: ‘I’m considering’ going after Clintons’ marriage

Donald Trump said he isn’t ruling out launching a line of attack on Hillary and Bill Clinton’s marriage as the Democratic nominee continues to hammer him on claims of sexism. 

{mosads}In an interview with the New York Times published Friday, Trump said he could soon begin waging a war on the Clintons’ relationship and Bill Clinton’s past affairs and accusations of sexual assault. 

“Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics,” Trump said. “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 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. 

“She’s nasty, but I can be nastier than she can ever be,” Trump said. 

Trump said Clinton has portrayed Machado as “a girl scout when she was the exact opposite,” and said he’s “absolutely disgusted” by the pair’s recent alliance.

Since Clinton delivered her debate punchline about Trump calling Machado “Miss Piggy” after she gained weight, Trump has been trying to smear the Venezuelan beauty queen. In the early hours of Friday morning he posted several tweets bashing her and referenced an alleged “sex tape.” 


“She’s nasty, but I can be nastier than she can ever be,” Trump said. 

Trump said Machado — who has been doing interviews about Trump’s treatment of her and appears in a Clinton campaign video — is another example of Democrats using women for political gain, a claim he linked back to Bill Clinton.

But when asked about his own past scandals — Trump and his first wife Ivana divorced after he had an affair with Marla Maples, whom he later married — Trump said infidelity “was never a problem.” 

“I don’t talk about it. I wasn’t president of the United States. I don’t talk about it,” he told the Times. “When you think of the fact that [Bill Clinton] was impeached, the country was in turmoil, turmoil, absolute turmoil. He lied with Monica Lewinsky and paid a massive penalty.” 


Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon said in a statement to the paper: “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.”

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