By Mark Hensch/The Hill
A top aide to Donald Trump on Friday said that former President Bill Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky is fair game against Hillary Clinton.
“I think that depends on Hillary Clinton,” spokeswoman Katrina Pierson said on “MSNBC Live” when asked about the former White House intern.
“This came about because she called Donald Trump ‘a sexist,” she added. “It boggles my mind that if a woman is criticized, all of a sudden that makes you a sexist. That is simply not the case.
“If Hillary Clinton or her team wants to go after Donald Trump as a sexist, then he will absolutely bring up that topic because there’s a lot to discuss that was not brought out into the public.”
Earlier this year, Trump described Bill Clinton as “one of the great woman abusers of all time” after Hillary Clinton said he has a “penchant for sexism.”
“A lot of things happened that were very seedy,” he said on Jan. 4 of Bill Clinton’s presidency. “He was impeached for heaven’s sake.”
Bill Clinton admitted to an “inappropriate relationship” with Lewinsky during her White House internship between 1995 and 1996.
Pierson on Friday also accused Clinton of unfairly touting her gender as she campaigns to become America’s first female president.
“She is playing the gender card,” she said of the Democratic presidential front-runner. “She did it with [Sen.] Bernie Sanders [I-Vt.] and she’s going to continue to try to do it because that is all she really wants to run on.”
Pierson added that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) should abandon his battle against Trump for the Republican presidential nomination.
“The writing is on the wall. I understand that the Cruz campaign is trying to find a way to somehow magically find a way to force a convention even against the will of the people. It’s just not going to happen.”
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