Why are we talk­ing about porn in the US elec­tion?

The Myanmar Times - - The Pulse -

Don­ald Trump in­di­cated in a new in­ter­view that he’s ready to drag ex­pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton’s sex scan­dals into the White House cam­paign, af­ter Democrats lashed out at the bil­lion­aire’s Twit­ter rant against a pro-Hil­lary ex-Miss Uni­verse.

Trump told The New York Times that he be­lieves talk­ing about the sex scan­dals that stained the ca­reer of Hil­lary’s hus­band Bill would turn fe­male vot­ers away from her.

“She’s nasty, but I can be nas­tier than she ever can be,” Trump told the in an in­ter­view posted late on Septem­ber 30.

He added, “Hil­lary Clin­ton was mar­ried to the sin­gle great­est abuser of women in the his­tory of pol­i­tics,” re­fer­ring to Bill Clin­ton (pres­i­dent 1993-2001).“Hil­lary was an en­abler, and she at­tacked the women who Bill Clin­ton mis­treated af­ter­ward. I think it’s a se­ri­ous prob­lem for them, and it’s some­thing that I’m con­sid­er­ing talk­ing about more in the near fu­ture,” he told the news­pa­per.

In an ap­par­ent ef­fort to pre-empt the at­tacks, the Clin­ton cam­paign re­leased au­dio of Bill Clin­ton talk­ing about his marriage with Hil­lary.

“I think that she has lit­er­ally spent a life­time deal­ing with not only her joys and her bless­ings, but also heart­breaks and dis­ap­point­ment, and some­times un­fair treat­ment,” a re­flec­tive Bill says.

Hil­lary Clin­ton, cam­paign­ing in Florida on Oc­to­ber 1, de­scribed Trump as “un­hinged” af­ter the Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial can­di­date un­leashed a vol­ley of pre-dawn tweets on Septem­ber 30 against for­mer beauty queen Ali­cia Machado.

The Venezuela-born Machado claims the bil­lion­aire bul­lied her mer­ci­lessly af­ter win­ning the Trump-owned Miss Uni­verse beauty pageant in 1996.“Did Crooked Hil­lary help dis­gust­ing (check out sex tape and past) Ali­cia M be­come a US cit­i­zen so she could use her in the de­bate?” said Trump, in one of a se­ries of vir­u­lent tweets.

Ac­cord­ing to the fact-check­ing web­site Snopes, Trump’s sex tape al­le­ga­tion ap­par­ently refers to Machado’s ap­pear­ance on a re­al­ity TV show in which she is shown in bed, un­der cov­ers, with an­other par­tic­i­pant.

Machado also ap­peared in mag­a­zine. But a porno­graphic video cir­cu­lated in re­cent years pur­port­ing to star the for­mer Miss Uni­verse was de­bunked as a fake.

Clin­ton, who men­tioned Machado in the Septem­ber 26 de­bate, has blasted Trump’s his­tory of abu­sive re­marks that in­cluded hu­mil­i­at­ing the ex-beauty queen over her weight gain and Latina ori­gins, nick­nam­ing her “Miss Piggy” and “Miss House­keep­ing”.

“Who gets up at the at three in the morn­ing to en­gage in a Twit­ter at­tack against a for­mer Miss Uni­verse?” Clin­ton asked sup­port­ers in Florida. “His lat­est Twit­ter melt­down is un­hinged, even for him,” she said. Trump was un­apolo­getic. “For those few peo­ple knock­ing me for tweet­ing at three o’clock in the morn­ing, at least you know I will be there, awake, to an­swer the call!” he wrote. Sep­a­rately, the web­site Buz­zfeed posted a clip from a 2000 soft porn

video in which Trump wel­comes play­mates to New York. In the clip Trump opens the door of a limou­sine as the mod­els emerge. He then pops a bot­tle of cham­pagne, and a splash of fizzy liq­uid lands on the bunny logo. The Clin­ton cam­paign pounced on the story. “There’s been a lot of talk about sex tapes to­day and in a strange turn of events, only one adult film has showed up to­day and it’s star is Don­ald J Trump,” wrote Clin­ton cam­paign spokesper­son Nick Mer­rill.

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