Chelsea Clinton Responded To Donald Trump’s Threat To ‘Embarrass’ Her And Her Family At The Debate

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As most people either saw or know by now, Donald Trump stated that he had to bite his tongue during Monday’s Presidential debate and not break bad on Hillary Clinton’s family.

Here’s exactly what Trump had to say in the immediate aftermath…

“I’m very happy that I was able to hold back on the indiscretions with respect to Bill Clinton because I have a lot of respect for Chelsea Clinton and I just didn’t want to say what I was going to say.”

Donald’s son Eric echoed those sentiments when he appeared on 1040 WHO radio in Iowa on Tuesday…

“I mean, he very well could’ve looked down — and he said it when he came off the debate stage, ‘I wasn’t gonna respond to that question because I saw Chelsea in the front row and I just wasn’t gonna go there out of respect for her.’ And that was a big moment for me and probably will actually become, my life and this campaign, and probably will be something I’ll always remember.”

He went to say that he was proud of his dad for “taking the high road.”

“I mean, he really took the high ground where he had the opportunity to go very, very low. And I’m proud of him for doing that. I mean, I’m really proud of him for doing that. And I think people recognize that. I mean, there are a lot of people who came up to me, including many in the media, who said listen, he could’ve just crushed her on that last question. And he would’ve probably hurt a family if he did…I think that took a lot of courage.”

The one person in this whole discussion who was singled out as the reason for Trump taking “the high road,” Chelsea Clinton, responded in a new interview just published today

“Well, my reaction to that is just what my reaction has been kind of every time Trump has gone after my mom or my family, which is that it’s a distraction from his inability to talk about what’s actually at stake in this election and to offer concrete, comprehensive proposals about the economy, or our public school system, or debt-free college, or keeping our country safe and Americans safe here at home and around the world.”

“And candidly, I don’t remember a time in my life when my parents and my family weren’t being attacked, and so it just sort of seems to be in that tradition, unfortunately. And what I find most troubling by far are Trump’s — and we talked about this when you interviewed me the night before the Iowa caucus — are Trump’s continued, relentless attacks on whole swaths of our country and even our global community: women, Muslims, Americans with disabilities, a Gold Star family. I mean, that, to me, is far more troubling than whatever his most recent screed against my mom or my family [is].”

So there you go. As for who in all of this actually “took the high road?” I believe that, just like the election, is up to you to decide.

[Buzzfeed, Cosmo]

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