In an interview this morning with CNN’s Dana Bash, Bernie Sanders took the highest and grumpiest road he could find when asked about Bill Clinton’s sex life.
Bash asked Sanders whether or not former President Clinton’s “sexual history” should be fair game as Donald Trump has suddenly insisted that it is. Sanders responded that he disagreed with Trump on many issues, from global warming to raising the minimum wage, before adding, “Maybe Trump should worry about those issues rather than Bill Clinton’s sex life.”
Bash, determined to get an answer about important issues facing the nation (i.e. Bill Clinton’s sex life), responded, “Only Bernie Sanders can segue from climate change to Bill Clinton’s sex life. That was impressive. But what is the answer?” Sanders replied, “I think we have more important things to worry about in this country than Bill Clinton’s sex life.”
The line of questioning was in response to Trump’s recent turn towards promoting pay equity and gender equality, a turn that he took after being accused of misogyny. The Republican candidate has continued to beat the drum of Hillary Clinton’s sexism, what he calls “playing the woman card,” part and parcel of which is her marriage to Bill. In a Sunday morning interview with Meet the Press, Trump said:
“It hasn’t been a very pretty picture for her or for Bill. Because I’m the only one that’s willing to talk about his problems. I mean, what he did and what he has gone through I think is frankly terrible, especially if she wants to play the woman card.”
And the presidential primaries continue apace. Only 309 days until our shared national misery is over.
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