Author Ronald Kessler lashed out at Hillary Clinton's dismissive attitude toward her Secret Service detail, telling Newsmax TV "she seems to derive pleasure from making other people's lives miserable if they're less powerful than she is."
In an interview Tuesday with "Newsmax Prime" host J.D. Hayworth, Kessler, an investigation journalist whose latest book is "The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents," said such an attitude "reveals her real character."
"These are the same so-called little people that she claims she's going to champion if she's president," he said. "Actually being assigned her detail is considered a formal punishment within the Secret Service."
Asked how Clinton would respond if greeted by a Secret Service agent with a "Good morning, Mrs. Clinton," she'd reply "with a swear word beginning with 'F,'" he alleged.
"This is a daily occurrence and still is with her Secret Service agents," he charged. "She seems to drive pleasure from making other people's lives miserable if they're less powerful than she is."
"It couldn't be worse than being considered a formal punishment to be assigned to her detail," he added. "These are brave, dedicated agents who would give their lives for her because they're professionals but yet she treats them like dirt. … It tells you so much about this woman and what she's really like."
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On Donald Trump's sexually aggressive remarks about women revealed in a 2005 hot-mic videotape, Kessler said people are missing the context.
Trump's longtime assistant Norma Foerderer "said these women were constantly after him and were shameless," Kessler claimed.
"If you look at that audio or video you see that he's saying when you're a star you can do anything implying, I think, that he had their consent to do what he felt like doing, I'm not condoning everything on the tape, but it's not much worse than Chris Matthews lusting over Melania [Trump] in a hot-mic moment."
"Basically Donald was like Elvis or like The Beatles constantly pursued by these very aggressive women," he added. "As Norma said, they had no shame and that's, I think, the context of what you saw on that audio."
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