Donald Trump’s imaginary presidential campaign against Bill Clinton continued today in a Facebook video post accompanied by the caption, “Is Hillary really protecting women?”
Featured in the 18-second video clip is audio footage of women who have accused the 41st president of sexual assault. As the clip concludes, Hillary Clinton can be heard laughing as a picture of her and the former president appears on the screen with the words, “Here we go again?”
This is Trump’s latest effort to pretend he is running against Bill Clinton by repeating worn out, discredited accusations about the former president and blaming Hillary Clinton for her husband’s personal transgressions.
It should be noted that Trump himself hardly has a squeaky clean past when it comes to his relationships with women. He has certainly had his fair share of wives and affairs. As Amanda Marcotte of Salon wrote at the end of last year, “Donald Trump is just exposing himself by roping in Bill Clinton’s past infidelity into the campaign.”
The New York Times also recently reported in detail that Trump has spent much of his life and career making women feel uncomfortable.
The difference, obviously, is that the spray-tanned billionaire is actually on the ballot, while Former President Clinton is not. And, believe it or not, people tend to vote for (or against) the person on their ballot – not their spouse.
Donald Trump’s habit of bringing up the affairs of others – and, even worse, blaming their wives – is terribly short-sighted and will more than likely come back to haunt him.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.