Yet Another Sexist Hillary Clinton Joke From a Trump Surrogate

Nothing is too low for these people.


With Donald Trump sticking to a teleprompter at his rallies in recent weeks, someone may want to get one for his surrogates as well.

At a Trump rally in Atkinson, New Hampshire, on Friday, former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu (R) drew big laughs from the crowd when he joked that former President Bill Clinton wasn’t interested in sex with Hillary Clinton.

“You think Bill was referring to Hillary when he said, ‘I did not have sex with that woman?'” he said, chuckling. It was a riff on Bill Clinton’s notorious 1998 denial that he’d had any sexual relations with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky.

Sununu’s joke isn’t the first time Trump and his supporters have attacked Clinton based on her looks or body. Following the second presidential debate, Trump joked at a rally that he “wasn’t impressed” when Clinton walked in front of him onstage. Sexist signs, shirts, buttons, and other paraphernalia are also routine sights at Trump rallies.

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