Bill and Hillary Clinton are said to be extremely unhappy with the sexting monster couple they helped create.
Bill and Hillary Clinton are angry with efforts by mayoral hopeful Anthony Weiner and his campaign to compare his Internet sexcapades — and his wife Huma Abedin’s incredible forgiveness — to the Clintons’ notorious White House saga, The Post has learned.
“The Clintons are upset with the comparisons that the Weiners seem to be encouraging — that Huma is ‘standing by her man’ the way Hillary did with Bill, which is not what she in fact did,’’ said a top state Democrat.
A longtime Hillary aide and Clinton friend, Abedin’s surprisingly unequivocal support of her husband after his bombshell admission Tuesday that he engaged in salacious online sexting well after he resigned in disgrace from Congress in 2011 left the Clintons stunned, continued the source.
“Hillary didn’t know Huma would do this whole stand-by-your-man routine, and that’s one of the reasons the Clintons are distancing themselves from all this nonsense,’’ the source said.
In the view of many Democrats, the Weiners have also alluded more subtly to the Clintons.
For instance, Abedin, with her husband at her side, declared last week, “Our marriage, like many others, has had its ups and its downs.’’
“Who didn’t think Huma was referring to the Clintons when she said that?’’ asked another prominent Democrat.
Worried about the potential impact on Hillary’s likely run for president in 2016, the political power couple has begun aggressively distancing itself from the crippled mayoral contender, according to sources.
The Clintons’ behavior was, if anything, worse than the Weiners’. President Clinton put national security in jeopardy while having phone sex with Monica Lewinsky, and suborned perjury from Linda Tripp. He blatantly abused his power. He lied under oath while Mrs. Clinton blamed the whole sorry escapade on a “vast right-wing conspiracy.” Throughout Bill’s career, Hillary played the role of enabler and bimbo eruption destroyer.
Looking back on all that and how long it has taken many Democrats to criticize Weiner now, Marion Barry may be right.