Trump's Village allies

Trump's Village allies

by digby

Here's The Donald's latest atrocity:

“If you think that Huma isn’t telling Anthony—who she’s probably desperately in love with in all fairness to Anthony because why else would she marry this guy? Can you believe it? Can’t see straight—Look, think of it, it’s coming through Huma, she’s got lots of stuff, lots of information and she’s married to a bad guy. … Do you think there’s even a five percent chance that she’s not telling Anthony Weiner—now of a public relations firm—what the hell is coming across? Do you think there’s even a little bit of a chance? I don’t think so … Are there any women in this room who are in love with their husbands who wouldn’t be telling them everything?”

He later told NBC news:

"I don't think she should have been part of the people receiving it, whether it's confidential, why would she be involved?"

You know how women are, amirite? AMIRITE????

Chris Cillizza told Andrea Mitchell this morning that nobody cares about this. But one of Mitchell's other guests pointed out this is actually very important because Clinton is Abedin's "whole world" so it is relevant.

Let's not kid ourselves. Trump is doing their dirty work for them. The Village gossips find any reason to discuss Abedin absolutely thrilling:

An email from Hillary Clinton to Huma Abedin: "Just knock on the door to the bedroom if it’s closed."
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 25, 2015
That's the level of discourse we have coming from the mainstream press. So you can easily see why they wouldn't find anything Trump says to be particularly shocking. That's where he's getting it.

Why did they do that? Well, they don't want to get scooped like they did with that titillating John Edwards bombshell ever again:

This stuff comes right out of the right wing fever swamp. It's been one of their favorite tropes for 25 years: Hillar is a cold, frigid old feminist lesbian who can't keep Bill happy at home.  And far too many people in political circles, even on the Democratic side, have been willing to roll around in the pig dung with them on this stuff.

If you don't know that this is why the GOP and the press want to dig around in those emails you really were born yesterday.