David Axelrod, trusted former senior adviser to President Barack Obama, smacked Hillary Clinton on Monday over controversial comments she made about husband Bill Clinton’s sexual affair with Monica Lewinsky.
Taking to social media Monday, Axelrod linked to a New York Daily News article on Clinton’s CBS “Sunday Morning” interview, where she was adamant that Bill should not have stepped down as a result of his dalliance with the then 22-year-old White House intern.
“Just guessing this isn’t the story Democratic candidates were looking for in the homestretch of the midterms,” Axelrod tweeted.
Just guessing this isn’t the story Democratic candidates were looking for in the homestretch of the midterms. https://t.co/pxYtVnI0UG
— David Axelrod (@davidaxelrod) October 15, 2018
In light of the Democratic Party’s campaign to crucify Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh over uncorroborated claims of sexual abuse, the former secretary of state defended Bill’s actions by noting that was not an abuse of power because Lewinsky “was an adult.”
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 15, 2018
Not a ringing endorsement of today’s politicized #MeToo movement, not that there aren’t Clinton apologists out there willing to blame Lewinsky for taking advantage of Bill!
According to a friend, she wanted to seduce the president. His weakness was well known. It was wrong and we all know it. He was married. She knew he was married. He certainly knew it His power over her was ??? Definitely he was guilty of many things but an abuse of power?
— OKCoop (@coop_ok) October 15, 2018
But a common theme seen online suggests that the Clinton’s act is wearing thin with Democrats.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Someone needs to tell Hillary and Bernie, don’t go away mad, just go away! https://t.co/gHaScHmS5P
— GGirres (@dagmrg740) October 15, 2018
— Andrea Summers (@and_then_sum) October 15, 2018
Hillary just needs to keep her mouth shut. She and Bill are done and we want no more of them in the Democratic party. She lost her say so she needs to stay out of it now. https://t.co/MlJXb8LmfW
— VA Cat Lady (@VACatLady) October 15, 2018
We could use about 97% less of the Clintons for the next month
— Fritz Kroncke (@FritzKroncke) October 15, 2018
Democrats just can’t seem to get out of their own way right now. The midterms are theirs to lose. The blue wave still might happen if prominent democrats can just stop making unforced errors.
— Ken Bone (@kenbone18) October 15, 2018
It was an abuse of power in the sense he should have known better and was risking a lot. He is a powerful man, she an intern. Hillary is on shaker ground
— Michele Missner (@michele_missner) October 15, 2018
Don’t think it’s a story. MSM needs to stick to news about current candidates, not act like they are the Enquirer
— Craig (@Craigstern14) October 15, 2018
Shut up @HillaryClinton …love ya but you’re not helping! Stay out of the mid-terms. After the election talk all you want!
— Cindy Singleton (@cavemom2007) October 15, 2018
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