Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump insinuated that former President Bill Clinton is a rapist during a May 18 interview (video below).
“What about what [Bill] Clinton’s done? How big an issue should that be in the campaign?" Fox News host Sean Hannity asked Trump, referring to past allegations of sexual misconduct made against the former president whose wife, Hillary Clinton, is currently seeking the Democratic presidential nomination.
Hannity went on to list the names of women Bill allegedly mistreated, stating, “In one case its about exposure, in another case it’s about groping and fondling and touching against a woman’s will...”
“And rape,” Trump interjected, which Hannity then repeated.
Trump is referring to a 1999 public allegation of rape made by Juanita Broaddrick against Bill, The New York Times reports.
Bill’s personal lawyer at the time, David E. Kendall, said her claim was “absolutely false.”
Trump has on several occasions used Bill’s past in order to try and tarnish Hillary’s campaign.
“Amazing that Crooked Hillary can do a hit ad on me concerning women when her husband was the WORST abuser of woman in U.S. political history,” Trump tweeted May 17.
Trump and Hannity discussed the outcomes of some of the allegations made against Bill, which include a settlement of $850,000, impeachment, and the loss of his license to practice law.
Nick Merrill, a spokesman for Hillary, issued a response to Trump’s interview.
“Trump is doing what he does best, attacking when he feels wounded and dragging the American people through the mud for his own gain. If that’s the kind of campaign he wants to run, that’s his choice,” Merrill said, according to CBS News.