In a new interview by Patrick Healy in the New York Times with Republican Donald Trump, the loose cannon candidate called his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton “nasty” but assured Healy “I can be nastier than she ever can be.”
Trump has made the decision to put former President Bill Clinton’s infidelity at the heart of his campaign against Clinton’s wife. He admitted to Healy that he held back because of Chelsea Clinton, as he said in the debate and in post-debate interviews. However, in an interview with Don Lemon Healy remarked that Chelsea Clinton is 36-years-old and not only lived through the scandal in the 1990s, she can read Twitter.
He firmly believes that American women will be repulsed by former President Bill Clinton and turn them away. “Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics,” he claimed. “Hillary was an enabler, and she attacked the women who Bill Clinton mistreated afterward. I think it’s a serious problem for them, and it’s something that I’m considering talking about more in the near future.”
He also claimed that he has standing to attack Clinton’s infidelity because he never engaged in the same. In the interview, he outright said infidelity was “never a problem” in all three of his marriages. His first marriage ended in a nasty divorce when Trump had already begun dating another woman, who eventually became his second wife.
“No — I never discuss it. I never discuss it. It was never a problem,” he said.
Trump has bragged about his sexual experiences and exploited women he has slept with or lusts after. But when it comes to Clinton, Trump’s hypocrisy reigns supreme. He has “brought shame onto the presidency, and Hillary Clinton was there defending him all along.”
When it comes to Alicia Machado’s accusations against him, Trump said he was “absolutely disgusted” with her. He thinks Clinton has “made this young lady into a girl scout when she was the exact opposite.” Though he never substantiated that comment with any evidence.
As for upcoming second debate, he has no intention to prepare more than he did for the first debate. “I have the issues on my side,” he said, “and I have Trump, which I’ll take.”