Donald Trump has become more vocal about Bill Clinton’s sex scandals and has brazenly chastised Hillary for enabling Bill’s behavior, affirming that he is “fair game” on the campaign trail. One of his most recent jabs was a video of Bill Clinton’s accusers juxtaposed with the former president and the White House.
A video posted by Donald J. Trump (@realdonaldtrump) on May 23, 2016 at 8:27am PDT
This was not the first time Trump fired shots across the campaign bow toward the Clintons. In early 2016 he said the same thing after he was called out by Hillary for making supposedly sexist comments on her 2008 bid for president, stating she got “schlonged” in the primaries. Hillary’s rival, Bernie Sanders, called her and Bill’s pasts a “non-issue” (keep that in the back of your mind for now). The Sunday political talk shows did not seem to think so, however. They did not just talk about the infamous Monica Lewinsky scandal; they also talked about sexual assault allegations several women made against Bill while he was president.
Trump emerged from the news cycle unscathed. While reporters and talking heads tried to figure out what Trump meant by “schlonged,” the issue of Trump’s supposed sexism virtually evaporated in a matter of days, much to the chagrin of the same network pundits who wanted a sex politics cage match between Hillary and Trump.
Now they may have that chance.
Speaking on the Clintons in 2007 while running for the presidency, John Edwards stated: “The trouble with nostalgia is that you tend to remember what you liked and forget what you didn’t.” One can argue the nostalgia of the Clintons could be attributed to the end of the Cold War, the onset of the Internet, and the myth of the Clinton surplus. Naturally, the Lewinsky scandal was a black mark on Bill Clinton’s public career. While part of the issue was he committed adultery with a White House intern, another major aspect of the scandal that many Clinton surrogates gloss over is that he lied under oath about it. He even insisted to the United States of America on national television that he “did not have sexual relations” with Lewinsky.
Keep in mind that the Clintons went so far to discredit her. Contradicting sworn Senate testimony, Sydney Blumenthal, a top Clinton aide, stated that Lewinsky had obsessively stalked President Clinton.
Anyway, at the time there were questions about other instances of misconduct Bill Clinton allegedly committed toward other women; misconduct involving unsolicited encounters that happened prior to and during his presidency. Unfortunately, between the mainstream media and the Clintons, their voices would not be heard far and wide. One can certainly argue the Clintons share a zeal for power. The “Clinton Political Machine” isn’t named as such for nothing. If maintaining that power means silencing Bill Clinton’s accusers, many would not put…