It was 2008 and Donald Trump was still a registered Democrat when he called President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky “unimportant.” Tom LoBianco writes this for CNN:
Donald Trump explained Tuesday that his description of the Bill Clinton-Monica Lewinsky affair as “unimportant” during a 2008 CNN interview was simply a business obligation.
“I’m dubbed as a world-class businessman, which frankly that’s what I am, and I got along with everybody. I got along with the Clintons, the Republicans, the Democrats, the liberals, the conservatives. That was my obligation, as a businessman,” Trump told NBC’s “The Today Show.” “But I get along with … the Clintons and I get along with everybody virtually, because that was — when I needed approvals, when I needed something from Washington, I always got what I wanted.”
Trump has been hammering away at Bill Clinton for his marital infidelity, just as Hillary Clinton is preparing to bring her husband out on the trail. But in 2008, while he was arguing that former President George W. Bush should be impeached for leading the country into the Iraq War, Trump dismissed the Lewinsky affair entirely.
“Look at the trouble Bill Clinton got into with something that was totally unimportant. And they tried to impeach him, which was nonsense. And yet Bush got us into this horrible war with lies, by lying, by saying they had weapons of mass destruction, by saying all sorts of things that turned out not to be true,” Trump told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in 2008.
But now, this:
From ABC News yesterday:
“Well, if you look at the different situations; of course, we can name many of them. I can get you a list and I’ll have it sent to your office in two seconds,” Trump said this morning via telephone on the “Today” show.
“But there were certainly a lot of abuse of women, and you look at whether it’s Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones or many of them.”
It’s clear that Trump has flip-flopped on Bill Clinton’s many troublesome relationships with women for political expediency. It wasn’t that long ago he was a Democrat after all.