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Trump: Clinton is a 'terrible example' for my son

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (JEFF KOWALSKY/AFP/Getty Images)

Donald Trump, who has made perennial headlines for his offensive comments about women and his political foes, says Hillary Clinton is a "terrible example" for American children, including his young son, Barron.

"You know, I have a son named Barron, and I wanna tell you: She is a terrible example for my son and for the children in this country — that I can tell you," the Republican presidential nominee told rally-goers in Warren, Michigan, Monday afternoon.

Trump's assertion came in response to new revelations about his Democratic rival's email scandal, following the FBI's announcement Friday that it is revisiting its previous investigation into Clinton's use of a private server during her tenure as secretary of state. During the same stump speech, Trump also told supporters about new documents stolen by WikiLeaks, which reveal interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile leaked questions to the Clinton campaign.

CNN has since dismissed Brazile, saying in a statement it is "completely uncomfortable" with the interim chair, who was a network contributor, discussing interview questions with Clinton's team. The news outlet accepted her resignation on Oct. 14.

"If they fire Donna Brazile, why aren’t they firing Hillary Clinton?" Trump charged. "Why is she allowed to run? Hillary Clinton is unfit and unqualified to be the president of the United States, and she’s likely to be under investigation for criminality for a very, very long time to come."

Trump's questions about Clinton's character follows nearly an entire election cycle where his opponents — both Republican and Democratic — have lambasted him for his past remarks and alleged actions. Since earning the Democratic nomination, Clinton has sought to paint Trump as "temperamentally unfit" to serve as commander in chief.

In early October, Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R) rescinded his endorsement of Trump following the release of the billionaire businessman's 2005 lewd comments about women, saying, "My wife and I, we have a 15-year-old daughter, and if I can’t look her in the eye and tell her these things, I can’t endorse this person."

The House Oversight Committee chairman has since flip-flopped on his decision, claiming he is not endorsing Trump but will still vote for him because Clinton "is that bad."

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