Longtime Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin has announced that she is separating from her husband, former Congressman Anthony Weiner (D-NY).
You may recall that Weiner resigned from Congress in disgrace after a 2011 sexting scandal. Now, he is at it again, and it seems that Abedin has had enough. This announcement, of course, comes at a most inopportune time during this hot election season – which means that such an announcement is red meat for the low rent imbeciles in the Trump campaign, and of course, the King of Indecency – Donald J. Trump himself.
Trump seized on the opportunity to attack Hillary Clinton’s judgment, and released the following idiotic statement regarding Abedin and Weiner’s separation:
“Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him.”
Then, of course, Trump went dirty, by questioning Clinton’s judgment regarding keeping Abedin so close at her side all these years:
“I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information. Who knows what he learned and who he told? It’s just another example of Hillary Clinton’s bad judgment. It is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this.”
This is just a new low. The family has asked for privacy during this separation, as any decent person would give them. But not Donald Trump, because he doesn’t know what basic human decency is. Anthony Weiner was in Congress, and no matter his shortcomings and inability to stop cheating on his wife and sexting other women, he has never once been accused of releasing classified information. Further, it is Huma Abedin who is the aide, not Anthony Weiner. She has nothing to do with her husband’s indiscretions.
In Donald Trump's America, Hillary should've known Anthony Weiner would cheat on Huma Abedin and fired her for it. 👌 pic.twitter.com/uZRvh66P1p
— shauna 💃 11 days (@goldengateblond) August 29, 2016
But Donald Trump didn’t realize that he just owned himself by going after Weiner’s indiscretions, either. Trump has a ton of indiscretions, after all.
Major diff between Weiner & Trump, frmr a nebbish who dabbled online, latter basically openly cheated constantly on at least 1st two wives.
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) August 29, 2016
Considering that Trump has cheated on his own wives, and he is on wife number three (a woman who may or may not have been his mistress while he was with wife number two), he has NO ROOM to talk on this one. Does he really think that folks won’t bring up the fact that he is a serial adulturer and obvious womanizer, who also has a rather unhealthy obsession with his own daughter’s body? Better stay away from this one if you know what’s good for ya, Donny.
The Trump campaign keeps saying that their candidate is going to be presidential. Going into the gutter with something like this and exploiting this woman’s personal pain at a time when she has asked for respect and privacy is hardly presidential. This is just more proof that the Trump campaign – as well as Trump himself – is not better than a supermarket tabloid. He should never be anywhere near the Oval Office.
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