Donald Trump went on the offensive before Sunday’s presidential debate. The billionaire was under fire for lewd comments he made insinuating sexual assault. Trump tried to even the scales before Sunday night’s debate, appearing in a surprise panel with four women that state they were victimized by Bill and Hillary Clinton.
The women included Kathy Shelton, Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick and Paula Jones.
Broaddrick stated, “Mr. Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clinton raped me and Hillary Clinton threatened me.”
Reporters on the scene tried to push questions on Donald Trump around his recent scandal. One reported asked, “Mr. Trump, does your star power allow you to touch women without their consent?” The candidate didn’t answer.
Trump and his campaign members gathered on Sunday morning to help stop the negative press attacking the candidate. Many top aides were removed from national appearances, and the candidate switched its focus to the infidelities of Bill Clinton. Trump has accused his opponent, Hillary Clinton, of bullying her husband’s accusers.
President Barack Obama discussed Trump’s tape on Sunday stating, “It tells you he is insecure enough that he pumps himself up by putting other people down. Not a character trait that I would advise for somebody in the Oval Office.”
Trump apologized for the comments he made, stating, “I said it. I was wrong, and I apologize.”