Top Clinton aide gives tepid apology after getting blasted for bizarre tweet about Donald Trump Jr.’s sex life

Vanessa Trump and Donald Trump Jr.

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Vanessa Trump and Donald Trump Jr.
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  • A top aide to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton provided a tepid apology for an odd tweet about Donald Trump Jr.’s sex life.
  • Conservatives blasted him for his commentary on Vanessa Trump’s former gang-affiliated ex-boyfriend.

Philippe Reines, a top aide to 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, apologized Thursday morning for an odd tweet about Donald Trump Jr.’s sex life following Page Six reports about his estranged wife, Vanessa Trump, and her former gang-affiliated ex-boyfriend.

Reines tweeted that he regretted the tweet and said it was “wrong to include” Vanessa and Valentin Rivera, the ex-boyfriend who was once a member of the Latin Kings street gang. But he added that Trump Jr. “ain’t seen nothing yet.”

In his initial tweet, Reines wrote that knowing his ex-wife had been “with a Latin King must’ve driven you insanely jealous.”

The tweet was met with condemnation from all ends of the political spectrum, but with particular scorn from the right.