CNN's Camerota Calls Out Commentator For Ignoring Trump's Hypocrisy To Attack Hillary Clinton
Alisyn Camerota: Trump Previously "Supported Bill Clinton" And Dismissed His Personal Life As "Irrelevant"
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From the January 4 edition of CNN's New Day:
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JEFFREY LORD: Look, it's the other side that began this meme of the war on women. This is something they brought up. In that context. Hillary Clinton herself, if you remember, the so-called mattress girl from Columbia University who carried this mattress around everywhere she went as a sign that she'd been raped. Hillary Clinton put out a statement praising her and all this kind of thing. If you're going to go down that road --
ALISYN CAMEROTA (HOST): Yes, Hillary Clinton is against campus sexual assault. What does that have to do with the fact that Donald Trump supported Bill Clinton and sort of dismissed the whole, his past sex life with women as being irrelevant?
LORD: Yeah, but we're in a culture, we're in a culture, Alisyn, right now where rape is considered to be a very big deal. President Obama went on, if you remember, we had Todd Akin, who is a Republican candidate in Missouri.
ANA NAVARRO: It is a very big deal, Jeffrey. It's not considered to be a very big deal. Rape is a very big deal.
LORD: Well, exactly. I'm in total agreement, Ana. And my point is that when Todd Akin was out there talking about legitimate rape, the whole world came down on him. I did, justifiably. President Obama went on Jay Leno's show and said, "rape is rape, it's a crime." Exactly.
CAMEROTA: Sure, so why did Donald Trump in June support Bill Clinton?
LORD: And now, suddenly, Juanita Broaddrick is not getting the same treatment as the Cosby accusers. Why not?
CAMEROTA: Why did Donald Trump support Bill Clinton and laugh it off in June? That was six months ago.