Trump promises more attacks on Bill Clinton
DONALD Trump went from “locker room” banter to outright threat as he vowed to expand attacks against Hillary Clinton and her husband if more damning recordings of the Republican presidential nominee are released.
“If they want to release more tapes saying inappropriate things, we’ll continue to talk about Bill and Hillary Clinton doing inappropriate things. There are so many of them, folks,” Mr Trump told a rally in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
Mr Trump is reeling from the release on October 7 of a 2005 video that caught him making lewd comments about women, and the fallout has plunged his White House bid into crisis with barely four weeks before the election.
The video was obtained and published by The Washington Post, not the Clinton campaign.
Mr Trump came out swinging on the campaign trail on October 10, calling on voters to hold Hillary Clinton accountable as an enabler of her husband’s alleged abuses.
“For decades Hillary Clinton has been deeply familiar with her husband’s predatory behaviour, and instead of trying to stop it, she made it possible for him to take advantage of even more women,” he said.
“She put women in harm’s way and then she goes out and says, ‘Oh I love women, I’m going to help women.’ She’s a total hypocrite.”
Mr Trump lashed out at his rival about her husband during the October 10 debate, saying actions by the couple in decades past were far worse than his “locker room talk”.
He threw down the gauntlet by hosting a press event minutes before the debate, with three women who in the past accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault.
“Last night I decided we would expose the hypocrisy of the Clintons and the media, and our politicians, to the entire world. Bill Clinton was the worst abuser of women ever to sit in the Oval Office. He was a predator.”
At one point the crowd at Mr Trump’s rally broke into extended chants of “Lock her up! Lock her up!”