On Monday, yet another instance illuminating Donald Trump’s hypocrisy has surfaced. It was revealed that Trump has donated to past Anthony Weiner campaigns for Congress. This may come as no surprise, since he’s even donated to the Clinton Foundation.
NBC reported that Trump gifted a total of $4,300 to Weiner’s congressional runs in both 2007 and 2010. He even gave $150 to Weiner’s campaign when he was running for city council in 1997.
The former Democratic Congressman, who resigned from Congress in 2011 after being caught in a sexting scandal, was disbanded by his wife, Huma Abedin, a confidante of Hillary Clinton.
Weiner was caught cheating on her by sending sexually explicit photographs to other women, and Abedin was once again publicly mortified. The couple married in 2010.
Trump, who has been divorced twice and is a known adulterer, supported Abedin for leaving Weiner and last month publicly called Weiner “a sleazeball and pervert.” But, on Monday, Trump oddly linked Weiner’s cheating to Clinton.
He asserted, “Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him. 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.”
At first glance, Trump appeared to be turning over a new leaf in his long line of misogynistic wrong doings by encouraging Abedin in her decision to separate from her perpetually cheating husband. But, alas no, he used her public humiliation and personal tragedy to rail against his political opponent in a desperate reach for voters.