In today’s edition of petty politics, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani claims Hillary Clinton doesn’t possess intellect to be president, and used Monica Lewinsky, the infamous former White House intern who had an affair with Bill Clinton, as proof of her inadequacy to potentially do the job.
“After being married to Bill Clinton for 20 years, if you didn’t know the moment Monica Lewinsky said that Bill Clinton violated her that she was telling the truth, then you’re too stupid to be president,” Giuliani said.
The tasteless comment came after Monday night’s debate, (Sept. 26) which CNN reports as the most watched debate in U.S. history, bringing in a total of 80. 6 million viewers. Giuliani came to Trump’s defense by stating the Republican presidential candidate was too much of a gentlemen to bring up Clinton’s past sexual scandal, and claims by not talking about Lewinsky, Trump is in fact a feminist.
“Donald Trump is an honest person, and he was too reserved and gentlemanly in the end to say what I would’ve said about Hillary Clinton’s attack on him about not being a feminist,” Giuliani said. When pressed about what exactly he would’ve said had he been in the debate, Giuliani spoke of Clinton’s reaction to the scandal and Lewinsky.
— Rudolph Giuliani (@rudygiulianiGOP) September 28, 2016
“I’m not sure I should tell you what I would’ve said. I sure would’ve talked about what she did to Monica Lewinsky,” he said. “What that woman standing there did to Monica Lewinsky, trying to paint her as an insane young woman, when in fact Monica Lewinsky was an intern.”
Talk of Bill Clinton’s former flings have been brought into this election cycle. Recently, Donald Trump said he would invite Gennifer Flowers, Clinton’s former mistress to the debate to sit in the front row.
Flowers has endorsed Trump and said she would attend the debate at Hofstra University, but wasn’t seen in the audience.