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Trump goes all-in on Clinton — Bill Clinton

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband Bill Clinton shake hands with audience members after the presidential debate with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

NEW YORK – Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign’s top backers out to do the same.

“An impeachment for lying,” Trump said Thursday at a campaign rally in New Hampshire, referring to the effort to remove Bill Clinton from office for lying about his affair with Monica Lewinsky. “Remember that? Impeach.”

The Republican nominee’s decision to dredge up the former president’s sexual history is a risky move in his campaign against Democrat Hillary Clinton, whose own team isn’t fazed by the attack line. Trump critics say it could backfire, elevating her in the eyes of female voters and motivating her base/Associated Press. More here.

Question: Will this move backfire?



D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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