Trump: Clinton Campaign Run by ‘Grifters,’ Weiner Is a ‘Pervert Sleaze’

August 22, 2016

Donald Trump had some harsh words for Hillary Clinton’s campaign on Monday, especially top Clinton aide Huma Abedin and her husband, former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner.

Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy first asked Trump about controversy surrounding the Clinton Foundation and its foreign donations.

"Look, these are very greedy people. These are people that have skirted the law for a long time, hard to believe that, you know, somebody like this has a good chance, you know, a fairly good chance of being president," Trump said. "Although if you look at the most recent polls I think things are turning. I think they’re turning rather rapidly, but it’s hard to believe that she can even be running."

"To be honest with you, with the emails and the crimes she’s committed, she shouldn’t even be allowed to run for president," Trump added.

Co-host Ainsley Earhardt mentioned to Trump how Colin Powell said that Clinton’s aides have been trying to blame him for her private email server.

"Let’s talk about her email scandal because she totally threw Colin Powell under the bus. She was meeting with the FBI and she said that Colin Powell told her to use her personal email server. So, she’s blaming it all on him," Earhardt said. "He was in the Hamptons over the weekend and was asked about it and he said that is a total lie. He said she was using that email for one year before he told her that he had been doing the same thing."

"Well, look, she’s a liar. She lies. She lied about the email, she lied about Colin Powell," Trump said. "I saw that, he was not happy and it’s, the whole thing is a scam with them. Everything is a scam, like grifters."

Then co-host Brian Kilmeade turned to the report that longtime senior Clinton aide Huma Abedin wrote for an Islamic journal run by her mother. Trump discussed her and turned to Abedin’s husband, disgraced former Congressman Anthony Weiner.

"Paul Sperry had a column over the weekend about Huma Abedin and her mom and evidently they had a journal of Muslim minority affairs going. It’s a journal. She had a title with the journal," Kilmeade said. "She wrote for this journal, and you know, basically their message is as anti-woman as you can get. You understand they were talking about, they were talking about how it’s better for a woman to be subservient to a man. It goes on and on and on."

"And today the Clinton camp answered, and said her name was just on there, she didn’t really do anything. She had no formal role as the, I quote, of the ‘radical Muslim journal,’" Kilmeade said.

"You know, it’s interesting because of course that’s terrible, and it shouldn’t happen, and it’s a lie. It’s another lie that they tell," Trump said.

"But what about the fact that Huma Abedin, who knows every single thing about Hillary Clinton, she knows more about Hillary than Hillary knows, and she’s married to a pervert sleaze named Anthony Weiner who will send anything that he has out over Twitter or any other form of getting it out," Trump said. "I mean, she’s married to Anthony Weiner. She knows everything that Hillary Clinton is doing and she’s married to a guy that has no control over himself."

Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 when it was discovered that he sent sexually explicit texts and photos to another woman who was not his wife. In 2013, he was found to be sending out more lewd photos to another woman when he ran for mayor of New York City. In a recent interview, Weiner refused to say if he was still engaging in such activities.