Mr Trump did not mention the tweets on Friday evening as he rallied supporters in MI. But his supporters already have.
Donald Trump and his allies are dredging up the past marital infidelities of Hillary Clinton’s husband – a move of questionable benefit that is bewildering even some of his staunchest supporters.
Meanwhile, in the talking points sent around Wednesday, there were suggestions to frame Hillary Clinton as complicit in smear campaigns against the women involved.
With less than six weeks to go until the November 8 election, Trump has refused to let the issue fade and he went on a pre-dawn tirade on Twitter on Friday. Her answer was a terse “No”.
“I don’t talk about it”, the GOP nominee said about his own affair with Maples. I would say that pretty much everybody agreed with me that she tried and she was unable to do it and I tried and I was able to do it. He went on to say that Clinton “floated her as an “angel” without checking her past, which is awful”.
Machado herself took to Facebook to say Trump’s tweets were part of a pattern of “demoralizing women”, calling them “cheap lies with bad intentions”. “Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics”, Trump said. The three have had nine wives combined. Republicans, who are more likely to be sympathetic to Trump’s candidacy, are more sympathetic to his debate performance.
Clinton is stressing that her plans will solve the kind of kitchen-sink problems facing American families – the high cost of childcare, mounting student debt and unpaid family leave.
Surely by week’s end, Trump was aware that his criticism of Machado risked damaging his campaign and giving Clinton fresh fodder to argue that he is too thin-skinned to serve as commander in chief. O’Reilly then wanted to know.
“I want this election to be about something, not just against somebody”, she said in Des Moines. All of us are just about exhausted listening to her lists of things to do, like some teacher giving us homework assignments.
Former US President Bill Clinton will hit the campaign trail for Hillary Clinton on January 4.
“I’m really happy I was able to hold back on the indiscretions in respect to Bill Clinton”.
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes a selfie as she meets with attendees during a campaign stop in Fort Pierce, Fla., Friday, Sept. 30, 2016.
The document mentions Flowers, Lewinsky and Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state worker who sued Clinton for sexual harassment.
At Monday’s debate, Clinton cited Trump’s past references to Machado as “Miss Piggy” and “Miss Housekeeping” as examples of Trump’s disrespectful comments about women.
His backers got the message.
He offered no proof that Clinton had a role in Machado’s citizenship.
Ms Machado has been in the campaign spotlight since Mrs Clinton noted on Monday in the first TV debate that Mr Trump had mocked her publicly for gaining weight after she won Miss Universe. That was in an interview posted by a reporter from the news website Elite Daily. “She called Monica Lewinsky a loony toon”.
And so came the tweets, one after the other, one more embarrassing than the last, and the only question is who should be more embarrassed – Trump or the people planning to vote for him.
“We would be shocked and horrified if our own kids, our own teenagers, behaved like him”, he said, adding that he understood Republicans’ mind-set but felt “a lot of them are in denial”.
“Newspaper endorsements don’t have almost the impact they used to”, says Mark MacKinnon, co-host of Showtime’s political show “The Circus” and a longtime adviser who has worked with former President George W. Bush and Sen.
“She’s inspired by the optimism and the drive of this generation and Sanders supporters across the country – and they’ve helped her craft and promote the most progressive platform in Democratic party history”, Caplin added.