Inside Trump’s plan to attack Clinton and why it will fail
Why Trump Would Attack: Mr. Trump has already used Mr. Clinton’s history of infidelity against Mrs. Clinton to repel criticism that Mr. Trump is sexist. He claims that Mrs. Clinton enabled her husband by staying with him despite the affairs and protected him by trying to blame the women. “We have to destroy her story,” Mrs. Clinton said of one woman, according to the memoir of Mr. Clinton’s former adviser George Stephanopoulos.
Why It Might Fail: Even some of Mrs. Clinton’s harshest critics think that she handled her marital problems with grace, and the opening of old wounds could engender sympathy for her. This line of attack also opens up Mr. Trump, who has been married three times, to questions about his philandering.