As the race to the White House heats up, Bill Clinton becomes the latest target of Donald Trump. The GOP presumptive presidential nominee brought up in a recent interview an unproven rape case against the former president.
In his sit-down interview with Sean Hannity, the billionaire businessman brought up a 40-year-old case involving Hillary Clinton’s husband. The comment came in the midst of an article published by The New York Times that chronicled his relationships with women. Some of the individuals named in the article have already come out to dispel the claims.
The real estate mogul from New York lashed out at the publication for running a piece that was a “con job.”
“‘The New York Times’ is very upset because it turned out to be a total con job. The piece was a con job,” he said. “And, you know, it’s one thing, it’s inside the paper, because that happens to me all the time, especially with ‘The Times.’”
He added, “No, no, I’m telling you, it’s really — it’s really unfair. But this was a con job.”
The Fox News show host then brought up the names of women who have previously accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault.
“I looked at ‘The New York Times’. Are they going to interview Juanita Broaddrick? Are they going to interview Paula Jones? Are they going to interview Kathleen Willey?” Hannity inquired.
“In one case, it’s about exposure. In another case it’s about groping and fondling and touching against a woman’s will,” Hannity added.
“And rape,” Donald Trump said, not mincing his words.
“And rape,” repeated the TV show host.
— The Washington Times (@WashTimes) May 19, 2016
“And big settlements, massive settlements. And lots of other things. And impeachment for lying,” Donald Trump added.
“And losing your law license. You know, he lost his law license, OK? He couldn’t practice law. And you don’t read about this on Clinton.”
Donald Trump Brings Up Bill Clinton Rape Allegations
Juanita Broaddrick, a former nursing home administrator, claimed in 1999 that then-U.S. President Bill Clinton raped her two decades earlier. The incident allegedly happened while Hillary Clinton’s husband was campaigning for governor of Arkansas in 1978.
However, Broaddrick issued an earlier sworn affidavit regarding the matter saying that the claims were “untrue.” She later disavowed the sworn statement.
Back in 1999, Bill Clinton’s attorney, David E Kendall, denied the charges.
“Any allegation that the president assaulted Ms. Broaddrick more than 20 years ago is absolutely false,” he said.
In January this year, she resurfaced and once again claimed that she was raped.
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73….it never goes away.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
On the other hand, Kathleen Willey, a former White House volunteer, and Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee, have both accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault.
The accusations regarding the former president have since been used by Donald Trump to trample on the former Secretary of State.
On his campaign trail earlier this month, Donald Trump unabashedly called out Hillary Clinton for being married to “the worst abuser of women in the history of politics.”
— Irish Examiner (@irishexaminer) May 8, 2016
“She’s married to a man who hurt many women,” he said. “Nobody, perhaps in the history of politics, was worse to women or abused women more than Bill Clinton.”
“And she’s taking negative ads on me,” he added.
— Western Journalism (@WestJournalism) May 11, 2016
With the presidential elections seemingly pointing to a face-off between the business mogul and the former First Lady, Donald Trump may have found an ally in Broaddrick.
“I’ve been quiet for too long, and now with the possibility of [Hillary Clinton] being the Democratic nominee and possibly president, I feel the need to get involved,” she said early this year.
Broaddrick also said that she is happy Donald Trump brought up Bill Clinton’s past.
“I’m glad someone did,” she stated. “Everyone has been hanging back and most of the mainstream media won’t approach it, but it’s something that should be talked about.”
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