Is anyone else old enough to remember the controversy Hillary Clinton managed to whip up back in 1992 when she and Bill sat for a joint “60 Minutes” interview? One legendary country singer wasn’t thrilled to be name-checked when Hillary said she wasn’t “sitting here like some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette.”
Of course Hillary has stood by her man, at least whenever it was politically prudent. On Saturday, Melania Trump quickly shot to the top of Twitter’s trending topics when she issued a statement asking voters to stand by her man, even as the list of prominent Republicans demanding that he step aside grew.
There’s no denying her statement was short and sweet:
Melania calls Trump's remarks "unacceptable" and "offensive". Asks voters to forgive him as she has. pic.twitter.com/h8tCgXH3jq
— Alan Rappeport (@arappeport) October 8, 2016
— Reuters Top News (@Reuters) October 8, 2016
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) October 8, 2016
“The words my husband used are unacceptable and offensive to me…I hope people will accept his apology." ? https://t.co/1WBLwt6Frv
— Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 8, 2016
So, did Melania Trump display some feminist credentials by saying her husband’s words were unacceptable and offensive, or did she lose them by asking voters to forgive him?
@arappeport that isnt going to help.
— Taumy (@TaumyGrrrl) October 8, 2016
.@arappeport We don't have to live with him. So, essentially. Hell. to. the. no.
— Alecia Warren (@AleciaWarrenXO) October 8, 2016
@Reuters Sez the well kept Stepford wife of nude photo spread fame.
— Michael Barrett (@persondem) October 8, 2016
@Reuters Her gold-digging is offensive to me.
— Truth And Justice (@zionismisterror) October 8, 2016
@WSJ the size of the diamond she got for uttering these words is unbelievable. Believe me, the diamond is huge. Melania to DJT pay if u play
— Xian Knight (@XianKnight) October 8, 2016
Would reaaaaally be interested in the terms of their prenup https://t.co/ALYgD0vHit
— Clara Jeffery (@ClaraJeffery) October 8, 2016
I think it's time for us to get proof of life for Melania Trump. No way she wrote that.
— Jesse Hapke (@JesseHapke) October 8, 2016
@Reuters get out while you can lady – he shamed all his wives and deceived all his children in affairs while their mother was pregnant –
— Easy Tartar (@EasyTartar) October 8, 2016
— Sue Carlin (@sucarlin) October 8, 2016
@Reuters But fails to condemn his underlying sexual predatory behavior.
— SpinDoctor (@SpinDr) October 8, 2016
@WSJ show it by getting divorced now, baby, And stop backing up a bastard that's pro rape and pro incest. Apologies aren't enough.
— Pigletlovesbacon (@ChocoLaDutchess) October 8, 2016
To be clear, Trump's comments r not just "lewd" or "vulgar" but criminal. He's caught bragging about sexual assault. https://t.co/W34ulPSNE3
— (((Aya de Leon))) (@AyadeLeon) October 8, 2016
Melania Trump on #TrumpTapes: "I hope people will … focus on the important issues facing our nation."
…Issues like sexual assault?
— Caroline O. (@RVAwonk) October 8, 2016
Someone should tell Melania Trump that sexual assault IS one of the important issues facing our nation and the world pic.twitter.com/tjJcjUlt9U
— Laura Sesana (@lasesana) October 8, 2016
Dang, we knew Hillary Clinton hasn’t looked in a mirror in decades, but don’t any of her supporters own one either?
— Shammo (@banushameem079) October 8, 2016
— Jor-El (@JoR3LofKrypton) October 8, 2016
He made sexually predatory comments while married to the woman who asks we accept his non-apology. No thank you. https://t.co/RyuZlauLPK
— Carver (@amycwest) October 8, 2016
@ABCWorldNews Standing by her man as Hillary did. You cannot write this up. Lol
— Grand Z (@zitto007) October 8, 2016
When Melania Trump stands by her cheating, horn dog husband , she's a good wife.When Hillary does it, she's an enabler. Ok. #TrumpTapes
— DS Styles (@realdaveshelton) October 8, 2016
— MimZWay (@MimZWay) October 8, 2016
— @sheepshorn (@sheepshorn) October 8, 2016