Tonight’s debate may be make-or-break for GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump’s campaign, following the Friday release of the now-infamous Trump tape from 2005 that has overtaken all election discussion.
The outcry is that Trump is a lewd misogynist, some even going so far as to accuse him of sexual assault — and unfit to be president. Of course, even those of us who support Trump for president, do not condone his 2005 comments that were caught on a hot mic. However, as lewd as Trump’s 11-year-old comments may have been, they are in an entirely different league than the horrific treatment Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and her husband have heaped on a multitude of women throughout the years.
It’s been frustrating to see the media largely ignore these women who’ve been abused and smeared at the hands of Hillary and Bill Clinton for so many years, brushed under the rug of history.
Well, it appears that Trump may be about to change that in a big way. He has hinted, leading up to tonight’s debate that the Clinton’s history of assaulting and smearing women would come out. And now, less than two hours before he takes the debate stage in St. Louis, MI, Trump just dropped the biggest hint ever.
Trump’s “final debate prep” includes the following press conference featuring a number of Bill Clinton’s rape accusers, as well as the woman who — at 12 years old — was the rape victim who Hillary Clinton smeared in her effort to get the perpetrator a light sentence. Most hideously, Hillary famously laughed about her success in doing so.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2016
Politico has more:
Donald Trump held a surprise panel, broadcast live to Facebook, with women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct on Sunday evening, just an hour and a half before he was set to square off with Hillary Clinton in their second presidential debate.
Seated beside four women — including Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey and Kathy Shelton — Trump addressed viewers ahead of the debate, making an issue of Bill Clinton’s own sexual history as the GOP nominee faces a mass defection from within his own party after being caught bragging about sexual assault.
“These four very courageous women have asked to be here, and it was our honor to help them,” Trump said of the women who then excused his comments caught on tape and released on Friday.
If this is a glimpse of what’s to come, it would appear Trump may be taking some pundits’ and advisers’ advice to “go nuclear.”
[This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]