Elections

Chuck Todd: Hillary Will ‘Long For The Days Of Ken Starr When Running Against Trump’ [VIDEO]

Moderator of “Meet the Press” Chuck Todd says Hillary Clinton is “going to long for the days of Ken Starr when running against Trump.”

Starr was the independent counsel who investigated former President Bill Clinton’s alleged affair with intern Monica Lewinsky and produced the Starr Report.

During an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” on Thursday, Todd warned Clinton that Donald Trump “doesn’t play by whatever agreed-upon set of rules that politics [use]. You … have to be prepared for everything. Every conspiracy theory that has ever been uttered, he’ll bring it up.”(VIDEO: Donald Trump: Bill Clinton Is ‘One Of The Great Abusers Of The World’)

Host Joe Scarborough told Chuck Todd, “I will tell you who is horrified right now. Bill Clinton is horrified at the prospect of every time Hillary Clinton bringing up women’s issues, Donald Trump puts out an Instagram ad and by the end of the campaign Bill Cosby and Bill Clinton are synonymous.”

Todd said, “There are two things that the Clinton’s people believe are true. Number one, that they can beat Donald Trump and they think that they can potentially beat him by a fairly large margin. And that it’s the last person they want to run against. They simultaneously believe both things.”

Scarborough agreed, adding “By the way, very rationally on both fronts.”

“Right” Todd said, claiming the Clinton campaign does “Yes, they see their path to victory.”

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“The point is, she’s going to long for the days of Ken Starr when running against Trump. This is going to be a race to the bottom. This is going to be something I don’t — as tough as she has been through, she’s never been through something like this. He doesn’t play by whatever agreed-upon set of rules that politicians [use]. You … have to be prepared for everything. Every conspiracy theory that has ever been uttered, he’ll bring it up.”

Scarborough interjected, “I’ll say, it’s the Bill Buckley rule again: never debate against the amateur; the amateur will win every time because they just don’t play by the rules.”

NBC’s Willie Geist added, “We got a little preview of it, and we saw the Clintons tied in knots when Donald Trump did that and they were asked about it for a week or so, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton. And they decided it wasn’t worth engaging on that. Now what do you do when it’s one on one if it is these two people and it’s every single day. They’ve got to figure out how to handle that.” (VIDEO: Trump: It’s ‘Fair Game’ To Discuss Bill Clinton’s ‘Abuse Of Women’)

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