Seeds: You may remember three years ago when the news of Anthony Weiner’s (or as he’s known online, Carlos Danger) sexting scandal broke, for the second time. The first sexting scandal broke in 2011 and its resulting backlash forced Weiner to step down from his seat in Congress. After that, Mr. Danger went quiet for a couple years until he began running for mayor of New York City. However, his political comeback was quickly ended when more evidence of his sexts surfaced. This time, under the pseudonym Carlos Danger.
Core: Today (August 29, 2016) yet another Anthony Weiner sext scandal has broken out. Weiner’s wife, Huma Abedin, who is also a close aide to Hillary Clinton, announced their separation a few hours after the story broke.
Skin: The last few rounds of Weiner’s sexting scandals have garnered plenty of material for late night comedians, and this latest scandal promises a similar outcome.
Leaves: This latest scandal, however, will send a few more shockwaves through the political world due to Ms. Abedin’s close relationship with the Clinton campaign. The Trump campaign has already used the scandal to their advantage, stating that, “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. Who knows what he learned and who he told? It’s just another example of Hillary Clinton’s bad judgment.”
Food For Thought: Do you think this scandal will greatly affect the Clinton campaign? Do you think it should?