At the Presidential Debate Monday Donald Trump claimed he restrained himself from bringing up Bill Clinton’s extramarital affairs because he had too much respect for Chelsea Clinton, so despite the fact Hillary was “nasty” he was going to take the high road. It’s far fetched… Because it’s a lie, obviously. By “not mentioning” Bill Clinton’s affairs over and over again at the debate and since the debate Trump has made them a mainstream issue.
Via RealTimePolitics: CNN host Jake Tapper couldn’t understand why Trump would be bringing this up given his history with affairs, his history with women and the history of his staff. Trump surrogate Kaleigh McEnany replied that she agreed it was the wrong strategy for the Trump campaign to turn to, even if they are desperate. “That being said, the people around him, I certainly think, should bring it up on the airwaves,” she said.
Tapper: “Kaleigh, I am not one for bringing in people’s personal lives, but it doesn’t seem to me that Donald Trump — whose extramarital exploits filled tabloid after tabloid in the ’80s, ’90s and more, has that much of a moral high ground when it comes to the question of his rival’s husband’s infidelity.”
“Kaleigh, which people around him should bring it up? […] Roger Ailes, Steve Bannon, Rudy Giuliani, Newt Gingrich. He is surrounded by a philanderers club. Why would any of them have a leg to stand on?”
How is it that Trump gets away with saying things like this and his supporters are able to maintain this extreme cognitive dissonance about Trump’s own life? Comment below with your thoughts.