The Trump family knows no boundaries.
Despite not mentioning Bill Clinton's infidelity during Monday's presidential debate, both Donald Trump and his son Eric Trump, certainly brought it up afterwards. Not only that, they patted themselves on the back for Donald Trump not mentioning such an irrelevant topic.
Making an appearance on an Iowa radio station Wednesday morning, Eric Trump said that for his father to not mention Bill Clinton’s adultery during the debate took “courage” and showed he stayed on the “high ground.”
Eric Trump spoke with Simon Conway of 1040 WHO Iowa radio moments before Trump’s rally in Council Bluffs, BuzzFeed reported. Referencing the Democratic slogan coined by Michelle Obama back in 2008, “When they go low, we go high,” Eric Trump said, “I think that took a lot of courage in so many regards and I think he really answered that well and took the high ground and kept the high road.”
After the debate — which Hillary Clinton clearly won — Donald Trump said he was “proud” of himself for not mentioning her husband's infidelity.
He said, “I was going to say something extremely rough to Hillary and her family, and I said to myself, ‘I can’t do it. I just can’t do it.’ It’s inappropriate, it’s not nice.” Certainly, it's clearly not "courageous" to avoid discussing irrelevant topics during a national debate.
Hillary Clinton’s daughter Chelsea Clinton, who was seated in the front row, later acutely disparaged the Republican candidate for using her family’s history to meander around pressing issues that a presidential hopeful should be considering.
She told Cosmopolitan, “It’s a distraction from his inability to talk about what’s actually at stake in this election and to offer concrete, comprehensive proposals about the economy, or our public school system, or debt-free college, or keeping our country safe and Americans safe here at home and around the world.”
According to Politico, the swing state of Iowa is the fiercest battlefield for Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, where she leads by a mere three-tenths of a point. For Trump, making an appeal to Democratic supporters as well as undecided voters is key, especially since Iowa voted for Barack Obama in the last two elections.
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