Anthony Weiner Calls Donald Trump's Attack on Wife Huma Abedin 'Absurd and Frankly Insulting'
Another day, another Donald Trump feud.
But after Trump slammed Weiner as a “perv” and a “sleazebag” and suggested his wife had leaked classified information to him, the onetime New York mayoral candidate is hitting back just as hard.
“I think it’s absurd and frankly insulting, not only to my wife – who, when she worked at the State Department, had a pretty high security clearance, a higher clearance than even some of the candidates running for president – but it also reflects very poorly on apparently what Mr. Trump thinks about government employees who have high security clearances, that they are talking about things,” Weiner said on The Brian Lehrer Show, according to ABC News.
The former Democratic congressman, who resigned in 2011 after a sexting scandal and was recently hired by the crisis PR firm MWW, added: “Not only didn’t she do that [leak information], but even further, she worked in government for 20 years. She’s got a reputation that is completely stellar, and anyone in Washington and anyone in New York who’s ever worked for her knows that.”
Trump criticized Abedin during a campaign event in Massachusetts on Friday, saying, “Do you think there’s even a 5 percent chance that she’s not telling Anthony Weiner – now of a public relations firm – what the hell is coming across?” Trump said. “Do you think there’s even a little bit of a chance? I don’t think so.”