Clarence Page: Hillary’s Candidacy Would Be Almost Finished If It Wasn’t For Trump ‘Distracting’ From Her Controversies

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On Friday’s “McLaughlin Group,” Chicago Tribune Editorial Board member Clarence Page argued that if it hadn’t been for controversial statements by Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s candidacy would be almost finished. After fellow panelist columnist Pat Buchanan argued, “But if you haven’t had Trump’s faults here on this, Hillary’s problems would have just about finished her candidacy, if it weren’t for the distraction.” Page responded, “You’re absolutely right. Everybody but Trump can see that, you know? But he’s been Hillary Clinton’s best friend, distracting from the controversy she’s involved with.” He continued, “Hillary Clinton is a lawyer. Her husband’s a lawyer. The thing about them is — I mean, they may be reckless. They may stretch the limits. But they’re very careful not to break the law.” Follow Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett