Desperate to steer the conversation away from his downward-spiraling presidential campaign and his disparaging remarks toward women, Donald Trump held a press event 90 minutes before tonight’s debate with three women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual abuse in the past: Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick. Also on the panel was Kathy Shelton, who denounced Hillary Clinton for representing her rapist in court in the ’70s.
Little of substance was said at the press conference that we have not already heard other than the women making brief statements in support of Trump.
The four women are reportedly going to be sitting in the debate hall:
Source confirms Willey, Broaddrick, Jones as well as Shelton in debate hall. The women who've accused Bill Clinton may also be in spin room
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) October 10, 2016
— Kellyanne Conway (@KellyannePolls) October 10, 2016
Some additional reactions to the stunt:
The goal has clearly shifted from winning the election to imposing maximum humiliation on Hillary Clinton.
— Chris Hayes (@chrislhayes) October 9, 2016
— Amanda Terkel (@aterkel) October 10, 2016
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) October 10, 2016
— Adam Parkhomenko (@AdamParkhomenko) October 10, 2016