Over the weekend, Donald Trump made some controversial remarks about former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Weiner is the husband of Huma Abedin, the Hillary Clinton aide who is a key focus of the FBI investigation into the former secretary of state’s obstruction-oriented email practices.
Some critics have attacked Trump for describing Weiner as a “perv” and “one of the great sleaze bags of our time,” but The Donald refuses to back down. Because the Free Beacon‘s only purpose is to uncover the truth, we decided to investigate Trump’s claim.
Further validating The Donald’s accusation is the fact that Weiner and Abedin’s wedding was officiated by renowned perv Bill Clinton, who, unlike Weiner, was ambitious enough to take his casual flirtations to the next level on several occasions.
Trump’s suggestion that Anthony Weiner is a “perv” is certainly supported by the facts. However, the additional claim that Weiner is “one of the great sleaze bags of our time” is difficult to verify. Given the sheer magnitude of the sleaze bag population on the planet, we are not comfortable making a definitive judgment at this time.
We rate this claim “Mostly True.”