An interesting choice of surrogates by Team Trump this morning. It won’t be Donald himself or Mike Pence out there, nor his go-to spokesmen over the last few months of Kellyanne Conway, Reince Priebus, or Newt Gingrich. It’s Rudy Giuliani, who made news a few days ago when he called Hillary “stupid” for introducing the subject of sexism into the debates. Quote:
“I sure would’ve talked about what she did to Monica Lewinsky, what that woman standing there did to Monica Lewinsky, trying to paint her as an insane young woman when in fact Monica Lewinsky was an intern,” Giuliani said. “The president of the United States, her husband, disgraced this country with what he did in the Oval Office and she didn’t just stand by him, she attacked Monica Lewinsky. And after being married to Bill Clinton for 20 years, if you didn’t know the moment Monica Lewinsky said that Bill Clinton violated her that she was telling the truth, then you’re too stupid to be president.”
Rudy’s going to attack the FBI this morning too for letting Clinton and her cronies off the hook in Emailgate, no doubt, but he might have been tapped by Team Trump because he seems to be the ally who’s most comfortable raising the Clinton sex scandals of the 1990s. If Trump’s planning to go all-in on that subject at next Sunday’s debate, which it seems like he is, then Giuliani might be out there to prime the pump. He’s going to get the story rolling now to pique media interest this week and then Trump will take the baton at the debate. Or at least, that’s how a professional campaign would do it; who knows what Team Trump actually has planned. Giuliani will be on “This Week,” “Meet the Press,” and “State of the Union.”
Hillary’s main surrogate this morning is Bernie Sanders, who’ll spend less time attacking Trump, I’d guess, than begging his millennial fans to hold their noses and vote for her in November. Are there any millennials who actually watch these geriatric news shows? I suppose the YouTube clips that the segments will generate are worth something to Clinton. Sanders will be on “This Week” and “State of the Union.” The full line-up is at the AP.