Tomorrow night, Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton will face off in the first presidential debate of 2016. Many political experts are predicting the debate to be the most watched debate in history. As if watching Trump and Clinton verbally spar for two hours would not be entertaining enough, two other people who will be in attendance could throw Clinton and Trump off their gameplans.
According to CBS News, Mark Cuban accepted Hillary Clinton's invitation to sit in the front row tomorrow night. The billionaire owner of the Dallas Mavericks has been extremely vocal about his opposition to Donald Trump for President of the United States.
Top Clinton aide defends inviting Mark Cuban to debate https://t.co/a1CUrQrXjD pic.twitter.com/e8QJq10vFCThe Clinton campaign invited Mark Cuban in the hopes that his presence will distract Donald Trump enough to throw him off his debate game plan. When Cuban confirmed that he would be at the debate, Trump took to Twitter to respond and extend an invitation to a woman who has a history with Bill Clinton.
— The Hill (@thehill) September 25, 2016
If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!According to Philly.com, Gennifer's assistant confirmed that she gladly accepted Trump's invitation to attend the debate.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2016
TRUMP RESPONDS TO CLINTON CAMP=> May Seat Gennifer Flowers in Front Row at Debate https://t.co/s04Wyw5Tn6pic.twitter.com/BNJqfdJFBjFrank Fahrenkopf, co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates commented on the use of Mark and Gennifer as distractions at the debate.
— News Today US (@NewsTodayUS) September 24, 2016
"We are going to frown upon - I will tell you this right now - whether or not a Republican or Democrat or anyone else attempts by use of tickets in placing people in a front row or not to try to impact the debate. It is wrong. We would frown upon Mr. Cuban being in the front row if his purpose is to somehow disrupt the debate; likewise, if Mr. Trump was going to put someone in the front row to try and impact things."Not many people may be aware of why Donald Trump invited Gennifer to the debate and why she would be a distraction to his opponent.
Back in 1992, during Bill Clinton's campaign for President of the United States, Gennifer came forward to state she was in an extramarital relationship with Bill for 12 years. The former President of the United States denied the accusation during an interview on 60 Minutes.
In response to Bill's public denial, Gennifer released a tape recording she secretly made of conversations the two had. Gennifer sold the recordings for $500,000.
In 1998, the Washington Post published a declaration by Gennifer where she described her relationship with Bill. Also in 1998, Bill finally admitted to having a sexual relationship with her.
In the declaration, Gennifer states that she first met Bill in 1977 when she worked for KARK-TV in Arkansas. Soon after the two met, a sexual relationship developed, which lasted until 1989.
Bill's infidelity with multiple women over his political career has been a minor talking point for Donald Trump to use during his campaign stops. By inviting one of Bill's former "girlfriends," Trump hopes to remind his opponent that her husband does not value their marriage.
When news started to spread about Donald Trump's invitation, another of Bill's extramarital affairs, Paula Jones, was wondering why she was invited.
@RealJay_Aubin @realDonaldTrump I wish I could say I was going, but haven't been invited!????This election cycle is being considered to be one of the wildest ones in history. With only seven weeks left until the election, tomorrow's debate could potentially make or break Donald and Hillary. It will be interesting to see if Mark Cuban and Gennifer Flowers do cause enough of a distraction to throw the two candidates off their game.
— PJGirlie (@ThePaulaJones) September 24, 2016
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