Hinting where he may take the second presidential debate, Donald Trump on Sunday night lured reporters to his final "debate preparations" — where he sat among women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault.
Trump, mired in possibly the worst 48 hours of his presidential campaign after the leak of a 2005 video in which he joked about touching women aggressively and sexually without consent, made the bizarre move just 90 minutes before his debate against Hillary Clinton. Trump sat with Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick and Paula Jones, all of whom accused the former president of sexual misconduct in the past. They were joined by Kathy Shelton, who was allegedly raped when she was 12, and Hillary Clinton defended the man.
Some have alleged, without providing any evidence, that Hillary Clinton covered for her husband and tried to intimidate those women.
The Clinton campaign called his pre-debate photo opportunity "an act of desperation," saying "we're not surprised to see Donald Trump continue his destructive race to the bottom." It added that Clinton is "prepared to handle whatever Donald Trump throws her way."