Hillary Clinton's emails are bad but here are just 3 Trump things that are so much worse

Hillary Clinton's emails are bad but here are just 3 Trump things that are so much worse
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Hillary Clinton's campaign emails have returned.

During the course of an FBI investigation into the messages former congressman Anthony Weiner sent to a 15-year-old girl, the laptop of Weiner and his now ex-wife Huma Abedin, a senior Clinton aide, was taken by the FBI.

Abedin was Clinton's chief of staff during her tenure as Secretary of State, and is now the vice-chair of the Clinton campaign for the presidency.

On the seized laptop, the FBI have reportedly discovered more private emails belonging to Clinton, which had not been released by the State Department or Clinton herself.

Many Trump supporters argue the latest reveal about her emails means Clinton can no longer win the character war (an argument she's been winning, something Clinton campaigners probably never anticipated).

Yet the allegations against Clinton still pale in comparison to the actions of Trump. While there are so many to choose from, here are just three awful things about him...

1. Sexual assault allegations

Donald Trump isn't just accused of sexually assaulting at least 14 women, he's been recorded on tape bragging about it.

And when you’re a star, they let you do it, you can do anything.

Grab them by the p***y, you can do anything.

A new video showing him creepily forcing a kiss on 2011 Miss Universe winner Jennifer Hawkins was released on Friday.

Then there was the time he made some very strange quotes about a 12-year-old Paris Hillton.

She's a very... Well, at 12 I wasn't interested. I've never been into that. They've sort of always stuck around that 25 category

His rationalisation that proximity will inevitably lead to rape.

2. The other tape

Nothing like the slow rumbling of a scandal as it gathers pace in your direction. The email saga has been on slow burn since 2014 when the House of Representatives opened its Bengazi hearings, and its doubtful it came as a complete shock to anyone involved even before the State Department announced Clinton had used a private email server rather than the government server.

Similarly, Trump knows about another tape, this one from reality show the Apprentice, which, if possible, is supposedly even more damaging and vulgar than the last tape.

Trump has already been criticised for stuff that went on air on the Apprentice, like this gross innuendo he made about a contestant 'dropping to her knees'.

It must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees.

Kudos, also, to Pier Morgan's sycophantic laugh at the end.

Imagine what's on the clips that are yet to air.

The candidate himself has hinted at the tape's existence, and there have been calls for the British producer of the show to release them.

3. Racism

Whether or not he believes what he says, Trump has been deliberately provocative about Hispanics and used racism to snatch headlines.

When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending the best. They’re not sending you, they’re sending people that have lots of problems and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bring crime. They’re rapists… And some, I assume, are good people.

He proposed a ban on Muslims entering America. He lied about Muslims celebrating 9/11.

He talks about the 'good old days' when police brutality went unchecked.

And all of this has meant Clinton, a candidate with her own track record of being economical with the truth, ignoring the law, and using low politics to achieve power, could become President without the proper scrutiny of a worthy opponent in the general election.

An embarrassing email chain is the Whatsapp group of the early 2010s, and who doesn't have one of those filled with the kind of things you'd never want people outside of it to see?' It's like the locker room of the 21st century. Wait a minute.

This pretty much sums it all up:

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