Donald Trump's Huma Abedin Conspiracy Theory Has Everything To Do With This Man
On Wednesday during a news conference, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's conspiracy theory about Huma Abedin turned into an even bigger rant concerning his biggest rival, Hillary Clinton. And based on his tendency to hyperbolize situations — whether it's making gross generalizations about entire populations or tweeting "SAD!" in all caps — the trajectory of his latest conference shouldn't come as a surprise. According to Politico, Trump said that Abedin's husband, Anthony Weiner, simply can't be trusted with anything.
Abedin began working with Clinton in 1996, ascending the ranks to eventually become her top aide and confidante for just about anything and everything. So, it's safe to say that Abedin knows a secret or two about Clinton's campaign and American policy. The problem, as Trump seems to believe, is her husband, who's been in the spotlight for a number of not-so-flattering reasons. In 2011, the representative of New York resigned after he admitted he had sexted at least seven women, some of whom were college students. He had been married to Abedin for less than a year at that point.
But, the story doesn't end there. A couple of years later, word got out that he had continued doing the same thing — this time under the online alias Carlos Danger. During that scandal, he was involved with a 22-year-old.
Alluding to the sexting scenario, Trump called Weiner a "sleazeball and pervert." He justified his name-calling by reminding the press that the former representative's messages are "recorded history." Well, that's true thanks to technology. Assuming Weiner gained his wife's trust back, Trump continued, "I don't like Huma going home at night and telling Anthony Weiner all of these secrets."
Forget about Weiner knowing those secrets. Trump decided he doesn't even trust Clinton with them. "I don't think it's safe to have Hillary Clinton be briefed on national security because the word will get out," he concluded. Apparently, nobody can be trusted. But the same could be said about Trump. In fact, Florida Senator Marco Rubio just reaffirmed his belief that the presidential candidate should not be trusted with nuclear codes in June.
The main takeaway, however, might be Trump's reason for distrusting Weiner: infidelity. In his own book Trump: The Art of the Comeback, however, the real-estate mogul presented the possibility that he had allegedly been involved with married women:
If I told the real stories of my experiences with women, often seemingly very happily married and important women, this book would be a guaranteed best-seller (which it will be anyway!). I’d love to tell all, using names and places, but I just don’t think it’s right.
At least he can be trusted with not disclosing the alleged women's names.