Egads! The defense of abhorrent and abominable behavior over the years just got more outlandish and ridiculous.
Republican National Committee (RNC) Chairman Reince Priebus’ case of political Stockholm Syndrome might even rival Chris Christie’s or even Ben Carson’s.
Appearing on ABC’s This Week, Priebus pulled a new defense of Trump out of his hat, basically, that Christians can’t judge Donald Trump, and that Hillary Clinton isn’t pure enough to judge him, but that judging the Clintons is perfectly allowed — or something:
Jonathan Karl: “And finally, I’m sure you’ve seen the front page of the New York Times today, the story about Trump’s relationship with women, saying, uh, talking about ‘unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance with ambitious women, and unsettling workplace conduct.’
Do you have any doubts in your mind about Trump’s relationship with women — about the way he talks about women?”
Reince Priebus: “Look, I mean, these are things he’s going to have to answer for, but I also think they’re things from many years ago, and I think that, you know, as Christians, judging each other is problematic.
I think it’s when people live in glass houses and throw stones is when people get in trouble. And so, as Hillary Clinton, this is a classic Clinton operation, now suddenly these things are coming out, it’s not necessarily that people make mistakes, or have regrets, or seek forgiveness, it’s whether or not the person launching the charge is authentic in their own life and can actually be pure enough to make such a charge.
That’s what I think most people look at when they evaluate people’s character.”
Priebus went on to proclaim that Trump isn’t being judged by his “personal life,” but whether he’d be able to go to Washington and “shake things up.”
That’s funny, because speaking of the Clinton years, I can remember a whole lot of endless arguing by Republicans (and rightfully so) that “character does matter” and that Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and then lying about it under oath in a sexual harassment case brought by Paula Jones, was a reflection of whether the man should be leading the country.
I must have missed the part about Christians shouldn’t be judging Bill Clinton, or any other politician, for that matter. So, it’s not okay to judge Trump for his disgusting past, but it is okay to judge the Clintons for their crooked past?
Got it. Good luck with that one, Reince.
Reince would have a lot more credibility if he’d just say, “Look, the guy’s a f’ing a-hole and everybody knows it. I’m not going to defend his treatment of women or anyone else, but the stupid voters fell for this unhinged, narcissistic con man — deal with it and get aboard the Trump Train!”
Donald Trump lashed out at the “failing” NY Times for their scathing report, calling it “lame” and “a joke.” Perhaps, Priebus should tell Trump, the only “Christian” in the history of Christianity who has never asked God for forgiveness, to stop judging the Old Gray Lady.