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Trump: Bill Clinton is a great abuser

31 December 2015, 12:02

Hilton Head Island - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump sought to assail Democrat Hillary Clinton on Wednesday by calling her husband, former President Bill Clinton, "one of the great abusers of the world."

Speaking to about 2 000 supporters at a rally, Trump again invoked the ex-president's alleged extramarital affairs and accused Bill Clinton of engaging in "tremendous abuse" of women.

Dismissing Hillary Clinton's accusation that Trump himself engaged in sexism, the real estate magnate and reality TV star said: "And she wants to accuse me of things. And the husband's one of the great abusers of the world. Give me a break. Give me a break. Give me a break."

References to Bill Clinton's affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky have rarely come up in the lead-up to the 2016 elections. But Trump, who has developed a pattern of attacking those who cross him in ways others won't, said on Wednesday that Hillary Clinton had forced his hand.

A spokesperson for Clinton's campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment. But deputy communications director Christina Reynolds said Monday that Clinton "won't be bullied" by Trump and plans to "stand up to him, as she has from the beginning of his campaign" when he insults women and other groups.

‘Penchant for sexism’

Earlier this month, Trump used a vulgar sexual term to describe how Hillary Clinton had been beaten by rival Barack Obama in the 2008 Democratic primary. In response, she said that Trump displayed a "penchant for sexism."

"When she said that, I had no choice," Trump said on Wednesday. "You can't let people push you around," he said, adding: "We view this as war."

Bill Clinton was set to campaign on behalf of his wife in New Hampshire next week. While the front-runner among Democratic candidates in national polls, she trails rival candidate Bernie Sanders in some polls in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

The Clintons and the Trumps, two New York families, had been on friendly terms for years. The Clintons attended Trump's wedding to his third wife, Melania, and the couples' daughters, Ivanka and Chelsea, are friends. Trump came to Bill Clinton's defence when the Lewinsky scandal was unfolding, calling efforts to impeach him "nonsense."

Lewinsky affair

The former president has been accused of having a string of sexual encounters - both consensual and unwanted - with women over the years.

In the spring of 2014, Hillary Clinton was asked about the Lewinsky affair after Lewinsky wrote a first-person account in Vanity Fair magazine in which she said the ex-president "took advantage of me" but that it was a consensual relationship.

Hillary Clinton said in interviews at the time that she wished Lewinsky "well" but had moved on from the episode.

Trump's relationships, including an affair with Marla Maples, who later became his second wife, have also been tabloid fodder. He said on Tuesday that his personal indiscretions are fair game for scrutiny in the campaign.

- AP


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