Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is reportedly working with Fox News host Sean Hannity to air a special on Oct. 13 featuring women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual assault in the past.
The former president's accusers -- Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick -- and Kathy Shelton, who has vocally attacked Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, are scheduled to appear on Hannity's show.
Trump was scheduled to appear with Hannity and the women, but canceled his appearance, according to a Fox News spokeswoman, notes CNN.
Trump has been plagued by the recent airing of a 2005 tape in which he bragged about sexually assaulting women, and by news reports on Oct. 12 of four women who alleged that Trump sexually assaulted them, which Trump has denied.
Bloomberg Politics reports that multiple Trump campaign officials said that the new plan of attacking Hillary via Bill's accusers is the brainchild of deputy campaign manager David Bossie, Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner, and Trump campaign CEO Stephen Bannon.
Bannon reportedly told Trump campaign staffers his thoughts on the subject:
She’s led a program of victim intimidation. This has nothing to do with consensual sexual affairs and infidelities. This is Bill. We’re going to turn him into Bill Cosby. He’s a violent sexual predator who physically abuses women who he assaults. And she takes the lead on the intimidation of the victims.
Trump is also said to be planning to bring the accusers of the 70-year-old ex-president to his rallies to "give witness to what Hillary Clinton actually did."
The Trump campaign reportedly believes they can convince socially conscious, liberal young women that the Clintons support a "rape culture."
The notion of a rape culture was denied by Trump advisor A. J. Delgado in 2014, along with other conservatives, reported The Huffington Post.