Donald Trump surrogate Scottie Nell Hughes asserted on Tuesday that the billionaire candidate’s history of adultery was not a negative character trait because he eventually became “friends” with his former wives.
Trump told Fox News on Tuesday that he decided not to bring up Bill Clinton’s infidelities at Monday night’s debate out of respect for daughter Chelsea Clinton, who attended the event.
“We could have brought up a whole plethora of stories,” Hughes told CNN host Carol Costello later in the morning. “You’ve got 17 women out there that involve Bill Clinton.”
“So, actually, I think that showed a little bit of grace, a little bit of class,” she continued. “And I think there’s a reason why he’s winning by 17 points with married women.”
Costello wondered if Hillary Clinton could have countered Trump’s attack on her personal life with the fact that he cheated on at least two of his wives.
“The thing is, he’s still good friends with all of those women,” Hughes opined. “All of those women are still speaking on his behalf. His children are all still together. He’s always said his family was priority, his children were number one, they’ve got good relationships.”
“You can’t say that about Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton and the women that have the allegations against him.”
Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast Sept. 27, 2016.