‘Bill raped me, Hillary threatened me’
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump has held a press conference with women accusing Bill Clinton of rape and sexual harassment.
The unexpected event was streamed on Facebook Live and happened just hours before the second presidential debate.
Trump can be seen in the footage with four women, three of whom accuse Clinton of sexual violence, while a fourth accuses Hillary Clinton of condoning it.
In turn, they each cite their support for Trump’s candidacy and criticise the Clintons.
Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee who settled a harassment case against Clinton in 1999, said: “I’m here to support Trump because he’s here to make America great again, and I think everyone else should vote for him, look at the fact that he is a good person, not what other people have said.”
Kathy Shelton, who said she was raped at age 12 and her alleged attacker was defended in court by Hillary Clinton when she was a lawyer, said: “I’m also here to support Donald Trump.
“At 12 years old, Hillary Clinton put me through something you should never put a 12-year-old through. And she says she is for women and children.”
Juanita Broaddrick, who has publicly accused Clinton of rape, said: “I’m Juanita Broaddrick and I’m here to support Donald Trump. I tweeted recently and Trump retweeted recently that I was raped by Bill Clinton.
“Actions speak louder than words, Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clinton raped me and Hillary Clinton threatened me.”
Clinton’s campaign team dismissed the conference as an “act of desperation”.
A statement posted to Twitter by her campaign team, said: “We’re not surprised to see that Donald Trump continues his destructive race to the bottom.
“Hillary Clinton understands that opportunity in this town hall (debate) is to talk to voters on stage and in the audience about the issues that matter to them, and this stunt doesn’t change that.” – The Independent
Trump sits with (from left) Kathleen Willey, Broaddrick, Shelton and Jones during a press conference in St Louis yesterday.