Donald Trump issued a statement this afternoon about Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin’s decision to finally throw in the towel on her marriage to serial sexter/former congressman Anthony Weiner.
“Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him,” Trump began in his statement. “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.”
Clinton’s camp, and Reporters Who Cover Politics, had steeled themselves for something along these lines earlier this month when the New York Post, which broke the latest Weiner sexting story, reported that a Trump supporter had baited Weiner into a sexual online chat.
“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,” Abedin said this morning in a statement, taking top spot in the TV news cycle. That came hours after the Post published its front-page story about her husband that included another crotch shot he allegedly sent to another woman, in which he is seen in bed next to his and Abedin’s young son, who is asleep in the photo.
This afternoon, former Clinton White House legal counsel Lanny Davis suggested Clinton respond to Trump’s statement “by repeating the words of Joseph Welch to Sen. Joe McCarthy: ‘Mr. Trump, have you no sense of decency at long last?’ ”
Davis, talking to Wolf Blitzer on CNN, noted Trump’s attempt to turn the end of Abedin’s marriage into a campaign talking point comes after the GOP candidate “attacked a gold-star mother…he exploited the death of Dwayne Wade’s cousin, and now he is exploiting the painful experience within a marriage that Huma is going through.”