Donald Trump lauded Huma Abedin's decision to separate from Anthony Weiner, calling it a "very wise decision" in the wake of new sexting revelations involving the former congressman.
In a statement to The New York Times on Monday, Trump argued that Abedin, a top aide to Hillary Clinton, will be "far better off" apart from Weiner, who has been a target of the real estate mogul in the past. At campaign events, Trump has referred to Weiner as a "perv" and the "great sleazebag of our time."
"Huma is making a very wise decision. I know Anthony Weiner well, and she will be far better off without him," Trump said in a statement. He went on to criticize Clinton for allowing Weiner to be anywhere near sensitive information.
"I only worry for the country in that Hillary Clinton was careless and negligent in allowing Weiner to have such close proximity to highly classified information," he said. "Who knows what he learned and who he told? It's just another example of Hillary Clinton's bad judgment. It is possible that our country and its security have been greatly compromised by this."
Abedin announced in a statement Monday morning that she was separating from Weiner after the New York Post reported that he exchanged sexual messages and photos with a woman last year, including a photo that featured his son.
The latest revelation comes five years after Weiner resigned from Congress amid the initial sexting scandal, and three years after new information came to light and derailed his run for New York City mayor.