Trump prom­ises more at­tacks on Bill Clin­ton

The Myanmar Times - - World -

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!”

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