Donald Trump appeared less than two hours before the beginning of the debate with three women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct and one whose accused rapist was represented by Hillary Clinton in 1975.
Kathleen Wiley, Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathy Shelton appeared alongside Trump, seated at a conference table to make remarks that were broadcast on Facebook and captured by a traveling press pool. Each woman made a brief statement.
Broaddrick, who has long maintained that Bill Clinton raped her in 1978, repeated those accusations again during her appearance.
“Mr. Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clinton raped me and Hillary Clinton threatened me. I don’t think there’s anything worse,” Broaddrick said.
Trump told reporters the four women had asked to be present for the panel, which was billed to the press as part of Trump’s preparation for the debate.
Broaddrick, Wiley and Jones will all be in the debate hall tonight, a Trump aide confirmed.
Trump did not respond to a reporter who shouted a question to Trump about whether he believes his star power allows him to touch women without their consent.
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