Donald Trump thinks it’s a “very wise decision” that Hillary Clinton’s top aide Huma Abedin is leaving husband Anthony Weiner amid his new sexting scandal.
“I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him,” Trump said in a statement. “I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information.”
Trump continued: “Who knows what he learned and who he told? It’s just another example of Hillary Clinton’s bad judgment. It is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this.”
Weiner’s Twitter account appeared to have been deleted Monday after new sexting allegations about the former congressman graced the cover of Monday’s New York Post. Weiner left the House in 2011 when he was caught sending other women sexually explicit messages.
The Post referred to Weiner as a “disgraced ex-congressman” who has been sexting with a “busty brunette” and claimed he “sent her a lurid crotch shot with his toddler son in the picture.”
“After long and painful consideration and work on my marriage, I have made the decision to separate from my husband,” Abedin said in a statement released by the Clinton campaign on Monday. “Anthony and I remain devoted to doing what is best for our son, who is the light of our life. During this difficult time, I ask for respect for our privacy.”
The women, who spoke to the Post on condition of anonymity, provided photos and screen shots of their conversation. She told the paper that they’ve never met in person, despite Weiner’s repeated invitations.
This appears to have been the final straw for Abedin, who famously stood by her husband when previous sexting scandals derailed his once-promising political career. Earlier this year, “Weiner,” a documentary about the troubled politician, was released to critical acclaim.
Abedin is considered Clinton’s closest friend and advisor, and has worked for the Democratic nominee for the majority of her adult life. She was recently profiled in a lengthy Vogue article by Nathan Heller that called her “the engine at the center of Clinton’s well-run machine.”
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