Republicans are sweating in the corner as Donald Trump wants to bring up Monica Lewinsky
Monica Lewinsky is now on the Trump campaign’s list of talking points for surrogates to distract from his sexist statements, even though the GOP nominee initially congratulated himself about not mentioning the former White House intern on Monday night. Loosening their red power ties and sweating through their shirts, Republicans are begging the Donald to not bring up former president Bill Clinton’s affair with Lewinsky in the next debate. Meanwhile, Democrats won’t be offended if he does.
The Trump campaign circulated a memo on Wednesday calling on surrogates to bring up talking points about Monica Lewinsky and other Bill Clinton sex scandals, according to a CNN report.
“Mr. Trump has never treated women the way Hillary Clinton and her husband did when they actively worked to destroy Bill Clinton’s accusers,” the first talking point reads.
“I hope he doesn’t,” Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker said to Politico about Trump’s possibly raising the Lewinsky matter. “He oughta stick to how he’s going to make life better for the average American worker.”
During the height of the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal in 1998, a Gallop poll showed Hillary Clinton had high support and approval. Republicans fear that she’ll get another bump in the polls if Trump digs up that history again.
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