Donald Trump has vowed to attack Hillary Clinton over her husband’s infedilities.
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NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
Updated: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 1:39 AM
Donald Trump appears to have forgotten about his own infidelities.
The blowhard Republican nominee boasted Friday that none of his three marriages were plagued by cheating — even though his first one fell apart after he began dating the woman who would become his second wife.
Trump touted the false claims during an interview with the New York Times, during which he also vowed to attack Hillary Clinton over her husband’s sexual indiscretions at the two remaining presidential debates.
Hillary Clinton has blasted Trump for calling former Mrs. Universe winner Alicia Macahdo “Mrs. Piggy.”
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“Hillary Clinton was married to the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics,” Trump said. “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.”
But when confronted with his own troubled marital history, Trump tried to change the subject.
Trump began dating Marla Maples (pictured) while still married to his first wife, Ivana.
“No — I never discuss it. I never discuss it. It was never a problem,” he said.
Trump became involved with actress Marla Maples while he was still married to his first wife, Ivana, who ditched him in 1991. He married Maples in 1993, but got divorced again in 1999. He married his current wife, Melania, in 2005.
Donald Trump and his first wife, Ivana.
After Monday’s debate, Trump patted himself on the back for not ripping into Clinton over her husband’s affair with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, saying it would have been “inappropriate” and “not nice.” The Republican front-runner’s son, Eric Trump, said his rich daddy had “courage” for not jumping on the salacious subject.
But all that “courage” appeared to be gone by Friday.
Alicia Machado has vowed to vote for Clinton.
“Eric Trump said his father had ‘courage’ for not attacking Clintons at debate. Assume he now believes he’s a coward,” Clinton’s press secretary Brian Fallon tweeted out.
Trump defended his choice to bring up Bill Clinton’s sexual infidelities by speculating it would steal away female voters from his opponent.
Donald Trump and his current wife, Melania (left), and daughter, Ivanka.
“She’s nasty, but I can be nastier than she ever can be,” he said.
Trump’s flailing Times interview came less than 24 hours after he went on a fuming 3 a.m. Twitter tirade blasting Hillary Clinton for bringing up Alicia Machado during the first presidential debate.
“Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?” Trump said in a bizarre pre-dawn tweet Friday, without providing any evidence of Machado ever participating in a sex tape.
Clinton embarrassed Trump during the debate by digging up an old interview in which he called the 39-year-old former Mrs. Universe winner “Mrs. Piggy” and “Mrs. Housekeeping.”
Machado has in turn pledged to vote for Clinton, labeling Trump a “misogynist.”
“Through his attacks, (Trump) is attempting to distract from his campaign’s real problems and his inability to be the leader of this great country,” Machado tweeted late Friday.