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Jake Tapper corners Rudy Giuliani for defending Trump’s unproven attacks on Hillary Clinton’s marriage

On this Sunday’s edition of CNN’s State of the Union, host Jake Tapper brought up Donald Trump’s latest attacks on Hillary Clinton’s marriage, suggesting she’s unfaithful to Bill Clinton, cornering Trump surrogate and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani into defending the “indefensible.”

“I don’t even think she’s loyal to Bill, if you want to know the truth,” Trump said during a rally this Saturday. “And really, folks – really – why should she be, right?”

Tapper: Mr. Mayor, is that normal, stable behavior for a presidential nominee to launch an unsubstantiated attack?

Giuliani: After she called him a racist, a misogynist, xenophobic, I don’t know, schizophrenic, and I don’t know what else she called him at the end of that debate. I think it’s fair game.

Tapper: Just to make stuff up? Just wild accusations Hillary Clinton’s cheating on Bill? No proof of it whatsoever? Everything’s fair game?

Giuliani: then explained that Trump’s comments were rooted in sarcasm, but designed to shed light on Clinton’s alleged smearing of women who were sexual victims of Bill Clinton.

Tapper: then asked if it was fair for people, presumably such as Trump and Giuliani who have histories of infidelity, to cast aspersions onto Clinton without solid proof.

Giuliani: It isn’t the marriage, it’s the way she goes on the attack and tries to hurt victims of sexual predators. She is the one that says victims should be taken seriously.

Tapper: That wasn’t about her marriage? Him saying that she’s not loyal to Bill isn’t about her marriage?

Guiliani: I am saying the problem with Hillary Clinton has nothing to do as far as I’m concerned with her marriage. It’s her protection of Bill Clinton for 20 or 25 years against allegations of rape, taking advantage of an intern, and going on the attack and trying to make those women appear to be insane in some cases. Also, it’s her posing as a feminist and taking millions, if not hundreds of millions of dollars from countries that kill women, stone women, don’t allow women to drive, don’t allow women to have rights, and use women as property.

Tapper: I just find it hard to believe that Mr. Trump would want to start leveling accusations about people’s marriages. But that’s all the time we have Mr. Mayor.

Watch the exchange in the video below, via Media Matters. You can see the full exchange here.

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