The gloves just came off. After leaks came out last week about Donald Trump’s sexual statement about women, the Trump campaign is now going for the Clinton’s jugular with a statement just issued to Bloomberg News from Trump campaign chairman Steve Bannon:
“This has nothing to do with consensual sexual affairs and infidelities. This is Bill. We’re going to turn him into Bill Cosby. He’s a violent sexual predator who physically abuses women who he assaults. And she [Hillary Clinton] takes the lead on the intimidation of the victims.”
This latest announcement from the Trump campaign is designed to showcase what the campaign’s strategy will be moving forward: Highlighting Hillary’s treatment of Bill’s rape accusers as well as bringing to awareness the alleged hypocrisy of a tweet Hillary made last November:
To which the Trump campaign voiced concerns about:
“Her history of using private investigators in the ‘80s and ‘90s to harass and intimidate victims of Bill, to flip from that to what she’s saying today about how every victim deserves to be heard—when it was about Bill, she didn’t want the victims to be heard and Hillary did everything she could to stifle their voices.”
The Trump campaign has also made clear that they will be bringing forth “new evidence” in regards to alleged rape victims of Bill Clinton. To the campaign, they wish to highlight this information at coming rallies as a way to make it clear to all women voters, and especially millennial women voters, that the Clinton’s are not to be trusted and should be in jail.
Adding to Trump’s initiative is the fact that three of Bill’s alleged rape victims, Paula Jones, Kathleen Wiley, and Juanita Broaddrick were in the front row of Sunday’s debate, in an attempt to put emotional pressure on the Clintons.
There is no shortage of sexual allegations against The Donald, either.. On April 26, a woman residing in California named Katie Johnson filed a lawsuit against Donald J. Trump and Jeffrey E. Epstein – for the amount of $100 million – accusing the two billionaires of “forcing her to engage in various perverted and depraved acts by threatening physical harm.” The plaintiff, who describes herself as Trump and Epstein’s “sex slave” in the papers, also accuses the pair of having threatened to kill her family if she told anyone of their crime. You can read more about that here.
While Trump supporters will enjoy this latest blast, it must also be asked if this is hypocritical of the Trump campaign and if this is being done as a way to suppress the leaks that came out about him just last week. What are your thoughts readers? Is this fair of the Trump campaign, why or why not?
One thing is clear: it is apparent that both sides of this political theater cannot be trusted. One has to ponder if it’s the system itself that needs to go.
How might the Clinton campaign respond? Do you envision either campaign backing down from this point forward? Let us know in the comments what you take from this latest news.