Sam Clovis, the national co-chairman of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, made the case that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton is unfit to claim any role as a spokesperson in support of women’s rights or causes.
Clovis, a staunch conservative from Texas recently brought his considerable heft to the Trump team.
From HuffingtonPost …
The national co-chairman of Donald Trump‘s presidential campaign on Tuesday linked Hillary Clinton to Bill Cosby and said she was unfit to defend women because she “enabled sexual predation in her own home.”
Sam Clovis appeared on MSNBC following a segment on the sexual assault case against Cosby and attempted to compare former President Bill Clinton’s sex scandal to the allegations against the comedian.
“We spent the first 17 minutes of your show talking about a person accused of sexual predation and then we come to this issue here and we essentially are talking about the fact we have a war on women being waged by the Democrats against the Republicans, at least that’s the accusation,” he said. “Yet we have the person who is the lead of that fight on the part of the Democrats is in fact the person who could not control the sexual predation that went on in her own home. So this is really an ironic aspect of this whole presentation here.”
“I think this goes to the whole notion of the overall character of the individual who’s running for president,” he later added.
The comments come as Trump has begun attacking the Clintons by highlighting past scandals. The Clinton campaign has declined to engage with Trump’s attacks, and a Clinton spokesman told Bloomberg Monday the attacks are a “strategy to try to distract from an issues-based campaign.”
When host Steve Kornacki pressed Clovis on how responsible Clinton was for her husband’s behavior, Clovis argued that little is off limits in a presidential campaign. Such an argument is stunning, given that Trump has refused to release his tax returns and has said voters don’t have a right to know his tax rate.
“Frankly it’s a private matter for them, but at the same time when you move yourself into the public domain and you want to become president of the United States, there really isn’t very much that’s off limits,” he said
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