By Chelsea Schilling and Garth Kant
At the onset of the fiery presidential debate Sunday, GOP nominee Donald Trump dropped the rape bomb on Democrat Hillary Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton.
With “October surprises” sparking fireworks at every turn in the race for the White House – and Americans in more than a dozen states already voting – Trump and Hillary faced off in a second presidential debate, this time held at Washington University in St. Louis. The event was moderated by Martha Raddatz of ABC News and CNN’s Anderson Cooper.
“It was locker-room talk,” Trump said of a leaked 11-year-old video recording of himself making sexually charged comments about women. “If you look at Bill Clinton, far worse. Mine are words, and his was action. His was, what he’s done to women, there’s never been anybody in the history of politics in this nation that’s been so abusive to women.”
As a seemingly mortified Hillary glared at him, Trump continued:
“So, you can say anyway you want to say it, but Bill Clinton was abusive to women. Hillary Clinton attacked those same women. Attacked them viciously. Four of them are here tonight.
“One of the women, who is a wonderful woman, at 12 years old, was raped at 12. Her client, she represented, got him off, and she’s seen laughing on two separate occasions, laughing at the girl who was raped.
“But what President Clinton did, he was impeached, he lost his license to practice law, he had to pay an $850,000 fine to one of the women, Paula Jones, who’s also here tonight, and I will tell you that when Hillary brings up a point like that, and she talks about words that I said 11 years ago, I think it’s disgraceful and I think she should be ashamed of herself, if you really want to know the truth.”
Hillary declined to address Trump’s specific accusations, instead firing back: “So much of what he said is not right, but he gets to run his campaign any way he chooses.”
Oddly, a fly landed on her face just as she was responding.
Hillary echoed the words of Michelle Obama: “When they go low, you go high.”
At the opening of the debate, Cooper accused Trump of “sexual assault” based on the leaked video.
“You bragged that you sexually assaulted women, do you understand that?” he asked.
Trump said he has “tremendous respect for women” and insisted he has not “done those things.”
Hillary told the crowd she has never questioned previous Republican presidential contenders’ fitness to serve. “With Donald Trump, I do,” she said.
“We are great because we are good,” Hillary continued. “This is not who we are.”
Trump’s guests included Bill Clinton rape accuser Juanita Broaddrick along with Clinton accusers Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey. They joined Kathy Shelton, a woman whose alleged rapist was defended by Hillary in 1975.
Emailgate: ‘You’d be put in jail’
Trump also demand that Hillary apologize for deleting 33,000 emails from her private, unsecured server. And he even vowed he will prosecute her if he wins the presidency.
“When you talk about apologies, I think the thing you should really be apologizing for are the 33,000 emails that you deleted. And that you acid washed. And then the two boxes of emails and other things, last week, that were taken from an office and are now missing. And, I’ll tell you what. I didn’t think I’d say this, but I’m going to say it. And I hate to say it.
“But, if I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation, because there has never been so many lies, so much deception. There has never been anything like it. And we’re going to have a special prosecutor.
“When I speak, I go out and speak, the people of this country are furious. In my opinion, the people that have been long-term workers at the FBI are furious. There has never been anything like this, where emails, and you get a subpoena, you get a subpoena, and after getting the subpoena, you delete 33,000 emails.
“And then you acid wash them, or bleach them, as you would say, a very expensive process, so we’re going to get a special prosecutor, and we’re going to look into it. Because, you know what? People have been, their lives have been destroyed for doing one-fifth of what you’ve done. And it’s a disgrace. And, honestly, you ought to be ashamed of yourself.”
Trump accused Hillary of lying.
“You think it was fine to delete 33,00 emails? I don’t think so. She said the 33,000 emails had to do with her daughter’s wedding, number one, and a yoga class. …
“And, more importantly, that was after getting a subpoena. That wasn’t before; that was after. She got it from the United States Congress. And I’ll be honest. I am so disappointed in congressmen, including Republicans, for allowing this to happen. Our Justice Department, where her husband goes onto the back of an airplane for 39 minutes, talks to the attorney general, days before a ruling is going to be made on her case.
“But, for you to say that there was nothing wrong with you deleting 39,000 (sic) emails – again, you should be ashamed of yourself, of what you did. Now this is after getting a subpoena from the United States Congress.
“If you did that in the private sector, you’d be put in jail.”
In fact, that’s exactly where Trump says he would put Hillary if he were president.
Hillary told the crowd, “It’s just awfully good that someone with the temperament of Donald Trump is not in charge of the laws in our country …”
“Because you’d be in jail,” Trump fired back, eliciting wild cheers from the audience.
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Paid speeches? Hillary throws Honest Abe under the bus
Asked a question about Wikileaks’ release of Hillary’s paid speeches, and whether politicians should be “two-faced” by have differing positions in public and private, the Democrat candidate appeared to blame America’s 16th president for her shifting statements.
“As I recall, that was something I said about Abraham Lincoln after having seen the wonderful Steve Spielberg movie called ‘Lincoln.’ It was a master class watching President Lincoln get the Congress to approve the 13th Amendment. It was principled, and it was strategic. I was making the point that it is hard sometimes to get the Congress to do what you want to do.
“You have to keep working at it and, yes, President Lincoln was trying to convince some people. He used some arguments. Convincing other people, he used other arguments. That was a great, I thought, a great display of presidential leadership.”
Then Hillary diverted to Russia’s alleged hacking attacks “to influence our election.”
“We have never in the history of our country been in a situation where an adversary, a foreign power, is working so hard to influence an election.
Hillary claimed Russia wants Trump elected and said, “We deserve answers.” She called on Trump to release his tax returns so America will know more about his associations.
Trump shot back: “So ridiculous. Now she’s blaming. She got caught in a total lie. Her papers went out to all her friends at the banks, Goldman-Sachs and everybody else, and she said something that Wikileaks, just came out, and she lied.
“She lied and now she’s blaming the lie on the late, great Abraham Lincoln,” Trump said, prompting laughter from the crowd.
He pointed at Hillary, “OK, Honest Abe. Honest Abe never lied. And that’s the difference between Abraham Lincoln and you.”
Trump on Muslim immigration and ‘extreme vetting’
Trump received a question from Radditz about his proposal for a temporary ban on Muslim immigration: “Mr. Trump in December you said this: Donald J. Trump is calling for a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what the hell is going on. We have no choice, we have no choice. Your running mate said this week that the Muslim ban is no longer your position. Is that correct? And if it is, was it a mistake to have a religions test?”
“The Muslim ban is something that, in some form, has morphed into extreme vetting,” Trump explained.
Radditz interrupted, “And why did it morph into that? Answer the question. …”
“Why do you side with her?” Trump asked the purportedly unbiased moderator. “You interrupt me all the time. Why don’t you interrupt her?”
Radditz replied, “Would you please explain whether or not the Muslim ban still stands?”
“It’s called extreme vetting,” Trump said.
“We are going to areas like Syria, where they are coming in by the tens of thousands, because of Barack Obama. And Hillary Clinton wants to allow a 550 percent increase over Obama. People are coming into our country like … we have no idea who they are, where they are from, what their feelings about are country is (sic), and she wants 550 percent more. This is going to be the great Trojan Horse of all time. We have enough problems in this country.
“I believe in building safe zones. I believe in having other people pay for them. As an example, the Gulf States, who are not carrying their weight, but they have nothing but money. And take care of people. But I don’t want to have, with all the problems this country has, and all of the problems that you see going on, hundreds of thousands of people coming in from Syria when we know nothing about them. We know nothing about their values. We know nothing about their love for our country.”
‘Criminal illegal aliens’
Trump pledged that he would force the home countries of “criminal illegal aliens” to take their offenders back.
“Hillary Clinton, in terms of having people come into our country, we have many criminal illegal aliens. When we want to send them back to their country, their country says we don’t want them. In some cases, they’re murders, drug lords, [they have] drug problems, and they don’t want ’em.
“And Hillary Clinton, when she was secretary of state, said that’s OK, we can’t force [them] into their county. Let me tell you, I’m going to force them right back into their country.
“They’re murderers and some very bad people. And I will tell you, very strongly, when Bernie Sanders said she had bad judgment, she has really bad judgment, because we are letting people into this country that are going to cause problems and crime like you’ve never seen.
“We’re also letting drugs pour through our border at a record clip. At a record clip. And it shouldn’t be allowed to happen.”
Hillary ‘has tremendous hate in her heart’
At one point in the debate, a black man asked Trump, “My question is, ‘Do you believe you can be a devoted president to all the people in the United States?'”
Trump replied, “Absolutely. I mean, she calls our people deplorable. A large group. And irredeemable. I will be a president for all of our people. And I will be a president that will turn our inner cities around.”
Trump said he will improve the economy for Americans and bring jobs back to the U.S.
“And we’ll bring jobs back. Because NAFTA, signed by her husband, is perhaps the greatest disaster, trade deal, in the history of the world. It stripped us on manufacturing jobs.
“And now she wants to sign TPP. Even though she says now [she’s against] it. She called it the gold standard. And, by the way, at the last debate she lied, because it turns out that she did say the gold standard. And she said she didn’t say that.
“They actually said she lied. OK? And she lied. She’s lied about a lot of things.”
Trump walked over to Hillary and looked directly at her.
“I would be a president for all of the people, African-Americans, the inner cities. Devastating what’s happening to our inner cities. She’s been talking about it for years. As usual, she talks about it nothing happens.
“She doesn’t get it done. Same with the Latino Americans. The Hispanic Americans. The same exact thing. They talk. They don’t get it done.
“We have a divided nation because of people like her. And, believe me, she has tremendous hate in her heart. And, when she said deplorables, she meant it.”
Hillary’s jaw dropped, then she smiled nervously.
“And when she said irredeemable, irredeemable, you (moderator) didn’t mention that, but when she said they’re irredeemable, to me, that might have been even worse,” Trump said.
Cooper interjected: “She said some of them are irredeemable.”
Trump continued, “She’s got tremendous hatred. And this country can not take another four years of Barack Obama, and that’s what you’re getting with her.”
Closing question: What do you respect about each other?
At the end of the debate, a man asked Trump and Hillary: “Regardless of the current rhetoric, would each of you say one positive thing that you respect in one another?”
“I think that is a very fair and important question,” Hillary replied. “Look, I respect his children. His children are incredibly able and devoted, and I think that says a lot about Donald. I don’t agree with nearly anything else he says or does, but I do respect that. And I think that is something that, as a mother and a grandmother, is very important to me.”
After Hillary’s answer, it was Trump’s turn.
“I consider her statement about my children to be a very nice compliment. I don’t know if it was meant to be a compliment. But it is. I’m very proud of my children. They’ve done a wonderful job and they’ve been wonderful, wonderful kids. So I consider that a compliment.
“I will say this about Hillary: She doesn’t quit. She doesn’t give up. I respect that. I tell it like it is. She’s a fighter. I disagree with much of what she’s fighting for.
“I do disagree with her judgment in many cases. But she does fight hard and she doesn’t quit and she doesn’t give up. And I consider that to be a very good trait.”
‘Rapist’ Clinton: Women say they’re ‘terrified’ of Hillary
As WND reported, two explosive videos were released on Sunday from several women who say they were victims of sexual assault and rape at the hands of Bill Clinton.
The first was from Arkansas registered nurse Juanita Broaddrick, who recounted what she described as her brutal rapes by then-state Attorney General Bill Clinton.
“He grabs me, and turns me to him. And that was a shock. And I tried to push him away. And I only weighed about 120 pounds at that time. He was a very large man. And I kept telling him, ‘No. I don’t want this at all. And he grabbed me again, very forcefully. And started biting on my top lip. And this was extremely painful. I thought he was going to bite my lip off. And that’s when he pushed me back onto the bed.”
“You are still afraid of him?” asked Breitbart News’ Aaron Klein.
“Yes,” she said. “That I am still afraid. Especially if she becomes president. And I know it’s looking that way. So it’s frightening, Aaron. It’s frightening.”
Also Sunday came a separate video of Broaddrick along with Clinton accusers Kathleen Willey and Paula Jones, describing their “terrified” feelings about the Clintons.
The Broaddrick accusation has begun to catch fire with the public. Several times, recently, hecklers at Clinton rallies have shouted remarks about Bill Clinton being a rapist. It happened again Saturday and Clinton’s reaction was caught on video.
“Nobody can dispute the fact …” Clinton started to say to the audience, at which point the heckler jumped in to finish the sentence, “… that you are a rapist!”
“Oh, yeah?” Clinton said quietly.
He told the crowd not to worry about the outburst, while repeatedly thanking them for defending his honor.
“You gotta feel sorry for him – they had a bad day yesterday, so they’re trying to make it up,” Clinton joked. “This is what is the matter with politics. When other people pour poison down your throat, don’t drink it.”
Trump’s sexually charged comments in 2005
WND also reported this weekend that the Washington Post published a leaked 11-year-old video recording of Trump Friday making sexually charged comments about women and talking about his failed attempt to bed a married woman.
“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women – I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet,” Trump said in the 2005 video, which was covertly recorded. “Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. Grab ’em by the (expletive).”
After the video aired, Trump reportedly holed up Saturday in his Manhattan tower for debate prep as a parade of Republicans denounced his comments – and some called on him to step aside as the GOP presidential nominee. The response followed a statement and video apology from Trump:
“I’ve never said I’m a perfect person, nor pretended to be someone that I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade-old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it, I was wrong and I apologize.
“I have traveled the country talking about change for America, but my travels have also changed me. I’ve spent time with grieving mothers who’ve lost their children, laid-off workers whose jobs have gone to other countries, and people from all walks of life who just want a better future. I have gotten to know the great people of our country and I’ve been humbled by the faith they’ve placed in me. I pledge to be a better man tomorrow, and will never, ever let you down.
“Let’s be honest, we’re living in the real world. This is nothing more than a distraction from the important issues we’re facing today.
“We are losing our jobs, we are less safe than we were eight years ago and Washington is totally broken. Hillary Clinton and her kind have run our country into the ground. I’ve said some foolish things, but there’s a big difference between the words and actions of other people. Bill Clinton has actually abused women, and Hillary has bullied, attacked, shamed and intimidated his victims. We will discuss this more in the coming days. See you at the debate on Sunday.”
A Politico/Morning Consult poll released after the Trump video was leaked showed 74 percent of Republicans say GOP leaders should continue to back Trump.
Hillary’s transcripts: Lies, ‘open borders,’ Blackberries
As WND reported, while the Big Media focused on the covert audio conversation by Trump from a decade ago, Wikileaks emails, mostly pertaining to her campaign manager John Podesta, released late Friday provided insight into Clinton’s highly paid insider speeches to bankers. Clinton campaign manager John Podesta told Fox News the documents are bogus.
Among the revelations:
- She said it’s necessary for politicians to hold public positions that are actually different from their private ones – those presumably held for actual governance.
- Clinton supports North American Union – a merger between the U.S., Mexico and Canada – similar to the European Union.
- Clinton relished the fact that she had graduated from the middle class, is “far removed” from it, and now enjoys “fortunes” with her husband, Bill.
- Clinton spoke openly about her need to raise money from Wall Street for her political campaigns, ignoring issues of whether or not that compromised her as a candidate necessarily beholding to serve the corporate interests of multi-national corporations.
- The speeches show Clinton was aware Blackberries were not secure communication devices, though she used them routinely as secretary of state, including on foreign trips.
- Clinton blamed Moammar Gadhafi and foreign mercenaries for the terrorism that plagues Libya after she sided radical jihadi militia aligned with al-Qaida to topple Gadhafi from power – even though he had expressed a willingness to step aside peacefully.
- Clinton admitted backing the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt.
- Clinton claimed to have threatened China to surround it with missile defenses if China continued to allow North Korea to develop nuclear weapons and inter-continental ballistic missile systems – a bluff not kept.
- Clinton admitted the inevitability of Saudi Arabia getting nuclear weapons.
- The Clinton Foundation held a meeting at Goldman Sachs headquarters June 6, 2014.