Thanks to Donald Trump and the media’s new focus on covering up sexual assault, all the times Bill Clinton had his alleged sexual assaults covered up (see The Striking Similarities Between Bill Clinton and Bill Cosby… and Boom! Hillary Clinton is Called Out for Husband’s Rape Cover-Ups) is now back in the news.
The former President was asked about it, and well…
— ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) January 4, 2016
“If I may, Mr. President. Donald Trump says your past is fair game. I’ve got to ask you, you going out on the trail: is it fair game?” she asked.
The question seemed to catch Clinton off guard as he stumbled for a few seconds before saying that “the Republicans have to decide who they want to nominate.”
“Now the Democrats in this country think Hillary would be the best president,” he said. “And I think there’s always an attempt to take the election away from the people so I am just going to give it to them.”
No, we have no idea what he means there either. Also, he looks a little drunk. I know, I know, I can’t prove it, but don’t act like it wasn’t the first thought to pop in your mind either. Also, don’t act like it hasn’t happened before with great regularity.
I will say this; this is a positive effect of Donald Trump. Had another Republican made the accusation, the press would likely have either ignored it or demand other Republicans respond to that Republican “lashing out.”
But because Trump was the one to ask and the media is obsessed with all things Trump, they ask Bill Clinton if for no other reason that to keep Trump in the news cycle. In turn, American gets to see Clinton stumble, thus profit. So there’s no doubt that Trump, when using his influence for good, can play a very valuable role in this election cycle, regardless of whether he’s your candidate or not.
On the flip side, expect some women to come forward with October bombshells on Trump (should he be the nominee), as he’s had an alleged “colorful” history with women himself. If any of it surfaces, more importantly if any of it is true, Republicans will lose any moral high ground they may have enjoyed over the Clintons.
Lose. Their moral high ground. To the Clintons. That’s a scary thought.