Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) is hitting back at Donald Trump for comments made about his wife, Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin, on the campaign trail.
“And who is Huma married to?” Trump said while addressing an audience last week in Boston. “One of the great sleazebags of our time — Anthony Weiner. She’s married to Anthony Weiner, who’s a perv.”
“And he was a bad guy then; it turns out that he was a really bad guy. So Huma is getting classified secrets…. Do you think there’s even a five percent chance that she’s not telling Anthony Weiner … what the hell is coming across?”
Weiner and Abedin were married in 2010, the year that Trump gave $2,000 to his congressional campaign. The next year he resigned from Congress in the heat of a sexting scandal. Huma was pregnant with their first child at the time.
When Weiner was trying to re-enter politics in the New York mayoral race, another sex scandal broke in July 2013. He stayed in the race but crashed and burned in the primary.
Last night, Weiner told NY1 that “the idea to take someone who’s served in government for 20 years and impugn her in that way is outrageous.”
“I mean, he wants to make me a campaign issue. I’m not going to indulge that,” Weiner said of Trump. “He didn’t offer any evidence of this or information about this. He just impugned someone who worked in government for a long time and anyone who’s ever worked with her knows that not only is she eminently qualified, but she does her job with skill and with grace and has done it for a very long time making enormous sacrifices for our country.”