Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his campaign are trying to blame Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton for former President Bill Clinton's infidelities (video below).
NBC News notes that it obtained a Trump campaign talking points memo (first reported by CNN) that instructs Trump supporters to tell the media: "Hillary Clinton trying to present herself as some sort of feminist champion is a joke," and to say that Hillary "bullied and smeared women" who were linked to Bill's sex scandals.
In an interview with New England Cable News' Alison King on Sept. 29, Trump praised himself for not bringing up Bill's infidelities during the political debate, but added: "Hillary Clinton said some horrible and false things about me, and I would have had the right to have done it."
When Trump was asked by King why Bill's behavior would reflect on Hillary, and Trump was unable to say except: "You'll have to figure that out. It's very simple to figure that out."
Trump also cited his victory in post-debate online polls, which were reportedly rigged by Trump supporters to such a degree that even a Fox News executive called the open polls "nonsense."
NBC News reports that the Trump campaign is bringing up the sex scandals by praising Trump for not talking about the scandals during the debate; Trump's son, Eric, praised his dad, as did Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway.
Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee, who supports Trump, told MSNBC: "I find it so interesting that there continues to be this conversation about what he has said when you look at what she has done: Gennifer Flowers, Paula Jones, Monica Lewinsky. My goodness."
Blackburn said in 2013 that women do not want to be guaranteed equal pay by law, opposed the re-authorization of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 2013 because it included protection for "different groups," and opposed a 2013 bill that would have banned horse "soring" which is when people put caustic acid on horses' hooves.
Trump's deputy campaign manager, David Bossie, also blamed Hillary for her husband's actions by calling her an "enabler," which infers that Hillary would actually help her husband cheat.
Republican Rep. Chris Collins of New York told MSNBC that "the women that Bill Clinton was involved with saw the wrath of Hillary Clinton."
Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani, a Trump supporter who once announced during a news conference that he was leaving his second wife for a girlfriend, said Hillary was "too stupid to be president" because she didn't figure out her husband's affair with Lewinsky.
Attacking someone's else's sexual history is a risky move for Trump, who has been married three times and has spoken openly about his sexual adventures.
Mother Jones reports on an audio tape in which a Trump publicist, who identified himself as "John Miller" but sounded very much like Trump himself, openly bragged about Trump's affairs to People magazine reporter Sue Carswell in 1991.
The conversation was in regard to rumors that Trump had dumped girlfriend Marla Maples (Trump's mistress during his marriage to Ivana Trump) for Carla Bruni.
"Miller" said that Trump was living with Maples, had three other girlfriends and that A-list actresses were calling Trump.
Trump denied that he was "Miller."
Michael Kranish and Marc Fisher of The Washington Post wrote in their book "Trump Revealed" that Carswell then "called Marla and played the tape. Maples burst into tears and confirmed the voice was Trump's."