Donald Trump is turning up the heat on his attacks against Hillary Clinton about her husband's past infidelities after a rocky week for his campaign.
"She's nasty," Trump told The New York Times in an interview published Friday night, "but I can be nastier than she ever can be."
"Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics," Trump told The Times. "Hillary was an enabler, and she attacked the women who Bill Clinton mistreated afterward. I think it's a serious problem for them, and it's something that I'm considering talking about more in the near future."
When asked if his own affairs and failed marriages would prevent him from attacking Hillary like this, Trump said that they would not.
So it seems pretty clear that Trump sees this as a winning strategy to put Hillary on the defensive, however I would argue that it will do just the opposite and make women viewers sympathize with Clinton and turn against Trump even more aggressively.
Especially since he has now established a pattern of insulting and shaming women.
What was even more troubling from this interview was his response to the question of whether or not he would concede if Hillary won and support the decision of the voters:
And he backed away from his proclamation Monday that he would "absolutely" support Clinton if she won the election in November.
"We're going to have to see," Trump said. "We're going to see what happens. We're going to have to see."
Considering how inflamed the Right Wing folks are right now, this is VERY troubling and suggests that Trump is prepared to demand recounts and challenge the outcome, which could inspire violence around the country, and ultimately make people forever question the validity of Hillary's presidency.
Just like they did during the Obama administration.