Trump Seizes Abedin-Weiner News To Smear Clinton’s ‘Bad Judgment’

Gerald Herbert

Donald Trump jumped on the news that Hillary Clinton's campaign co-chair, Huma Abedin, was separating from husband Anthony Weiner over a fresh sexting scandal to knock the Democratic nominee’s “judgment.”

“Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him,” Trump said Monday in a 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,” he then pivoted. “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.”

The New York Post on Sunday published explicit messages that Weiner, a former congressman from New York and unsuccessful 2013 candidate for mayor of New York City, allegedly exchanged with an unidentified woman. Weiner’s political career had been derailed twice by sexting scandals.

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Allegra Kirkland is a New York-based reporter for Talking Points Memo. She previously worked on The Nation’s web team and as the associate managing editor for AlterNet. Follow her on Twitter @allegrakirkland.
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