Hillary Clinton is facing another speedbump in her presidential campaign following the comments made by Republican candidate Donald Trump in an interview last week.
The billionaire told Fox News in an interview last week that Clinton worked with her husband, former U.S. president Bill Clinton, in keeping his women out of the public’s lens.
“She’s not a victim. She was an enabler,” Trump, 69, said. “Some of these women have been destroyed, and Hillary worked with her husband.”
During Mr. Clinton’s campaign back in 1992, several accusations were thrown at him by women who claim that they had been sexually abused or were romantically involved with the presidential candidate.
In the report, Hillary Clinton thought that right-wing forces were using the testimonies to tarnish her husband’s campaign. As a natural response to protect her husband’s political ambitions, Mrs. Clinton supported an effort to “push back” on the women’s stories and disprove them.
The now-presidential candidate reportedly asked for help from longtime Clinton loyalist Betsey Wright in order to defend her husband against the accusations.
There are accounts of these instances in the book The Seduction of Hillary Rodham, which is written by David Brock. Interestingly, Brock is now a supporter for Clinton’s cause.
— Olivia Rosenthal (@ORosenthal) March 26, 2014
Another writer, Mark Paoletta, recently wrote an article for Real Clear Politics and took some excerpts from Brocks’ book to support Trump’s claims that Bill Clinton was a womanizer and that his wife, Hillary, tried to cover up the stories and defame the female victims.
In the book, Brock mentioned that Hillary Clinton kept “fighting behind the scenes to keep the press from exposing the unseemly aspects of life with her husband.”
Linda Tripp reveals Bill Clinton had affairs with ‘thousands of women’–and says Hillary knew https://t.co/1XOy9Kfw5x
— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) January 18, 2016
The 68-year-old Democratic presidential candidate was described as “ruthless” in the book. The author also cited former political editor of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Rex Nelson, who said that the “women were called and told they’d make them look like whores if they came forward.”
In addition, Mrs. Clinton also hired two private investigators to conduct background checks on the female complainants. The surveillance of these investigators and the fear of becoming involved in a scandal intimidated the victims.
The alleged victims include Juanita Broaddrick, who claimed that she was raped by Bill, and Kathleen Wiley, who said the then-president “fondled” her just days after her husband committed suicide.