“But it wasn’t a pledge!” I can already here them yelling.
During the recent Presidential debate, Trump laid this one on us.
“Here’s the story I want to make America great again, I’m going to be able to do it,” said Trump when he was asked if he would support Clinton if he lost. “I don’t believe Hillary will. The answer is, if she wins, I will absolutely support her.”
Trump: If Hillary Clinton wins election, I would “absolutely” support her pic.twitter.com/L6X55Wp4mf
— CNBC (@CNBC) September 27, 2016
Well, as he is wont to do, Trump has reversed course, and has stated that he’s getting cold feet about supporting Clinton if and when he loses, as reported by the New York Times.
Mr. Trump, aiming to unnerve Mrs. Clinton, even indicated that he was rethinking his statement at their last debate that he would “absolutely” support her if she won in November, saying: “We’re going to have to see. We’re going to see what happens. We’re going to have to see.”
This comes on as Trump is attempting to get under Clinton’s skin after his loss at the debates, paired with attacks on Bill Clinton’s infidelity.
He said he was bringing up Mr. Clinton’s infidelities because he thought they would repulse female voters and turn them away from the Clintons, and because he was eager to unsettle Mrs. Clinton in their next two debates and on the campaign trail.
Hilariously, Trump doesn’t seem to see any problem with this, saying that he never had a problem with cheating in his marriages. This is, of course, a flat out lie.
In an interview with The New York Times, he also contended that infidelity was “never a problem” during his three marriages, though his first ended in an ugly divorce after Mr. Trump began a relationship with the woman who became his second wife.
So not only is Trump going back on his word that he would absolutely support Clinton should she be chosen – something Trump and his supporters railed other primary politicians about – Trump is using some of the lowest tactics to rattle Clinton, and doing so hypocritically.
This is just the classiest election.