In her new book “What Happened,” Hillary Clinton accuses the Trump campaign of pulling a “stunt” by inviting women from her husband’s past to a presidential debate to distract from the Access Hollywood tape.
Clinton acknowledged the three women who accused her husband of sexual acts against them in the past, as well as another woman who was a child when Clinton represented a rapist charged with assaulting her. (RELATED: Child Rape Victim Blows Up On Hillary Clinton Minutes Before The Debate)
At a presidential debate in St, Louis in October 2016, the Trump campaign invited Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey, Paula Jones, and Kathy Shelton to sit next to the wives of Trump’s sons during the debate. Prior the debate the women gave a press conference renewing their accusations against the former president and first lady. (RELATED: Bill Clinton’s Sexual Assault Accusers Sit In Debate Audience)
“For many, hearing the Donald Trump tape was literally sickening. As for me, it made me sad-for women and girls, for men and boys, for all of us. It was . .. horrible, just horrible. It still is. And it always will be, because that tape is never going away. It’s part of our history now. To divert attention from his own ugliness,” Clinton writes.
Clinton goes on to say, “Trump brought to our second debate three women who had accused my husband of bad acts decades ago, plus a woman whose accused rapist I had been ordered by a judge to represent back in Arkansas. It was an awful stunt. I don’t know what the Trump campaign was hoping to accomplish other than the obvious: dredge up old allegations that had been litigated years before, divert attention from the Access Hollywood tape, throw me off my game, and distract voters from the election’s unbelievably high stakes. He wasn’t trying to make a stand for these women. He was just using them.”