In recent days, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has said that former President Bill Clinton’s sex scandals while in office are “fair game” to be used against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail.
Trump has taken to Twitter to say that the former president campaigning for his wife will backfire.
If Hillary thinks she can unleash her husband, with his terrible record of women abuse, while playing the women's card on me, she's wrong!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 28, 2015
Hillary Clinton has announced that she is letting her husband out to campaign but HE'S DEMONSTRATED A PENCHANT FOR SEXISM, so inappropriate!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 27, 2015
But in a recently rediscovered interview, Trump characterized Clinton’s sex scandals while in office as “totally unimportant.”
On Monday, CNN re-aired an interview Trump did with Wolf Blitzer in 2008, where Trump was highly critical of former President George W. Bush and dismissive of Clinton’s extramarital affairs while in office. Trump also called efforts to impeach Clinton “nonsense.”
During the interview, Trump said:
“[Bush] lied! He got us into the war with lies! And, I mean, look at the trouble Bill Clinton got into with something that was totally unimportant, and they tried to impeach him, which was nonsense. And yet Bush got us into this horrible war with lies, by lying! By saying they had weapons of mass destruction, by saying all sorts of things that turned out not to be true.”
You can watch Trump’s remarks below: