Hillary Clinton accused President Donald Trump of being a “sex assaulter” during an interview that aired Friday on BBC and in the same breath dismissed prior sexual misconduct accusations against her husband.
How did this even come up?
Hillary was asked about her take on film producer Harvey Weinstein’s sexual assault allegations by BBC’s Andrew Marr.
“It was just disgusting and the stories that have come out are heartbreaking,” she said. “And I really commend the women who have been willing to step forward now and tell their stories.
“It’s important that we not just focus on him and whatever consequences flow from these stories about his behavior,” she added, “but that we recognize this kind of behavior cannot be tolerated anywhere, whether it’s in entertainment, politics.”
How did she bring Trump into it?
Hillary seamlessly segued into Trump-bashing with her previous comment about not tolerating such behaviors in “entertainment” and “politics.”
Apparently referring to the “Access Hollywood” tape in which Trump can be heard discussing grabbing women by the genitals, she said: “After all, we have someone admitting to being a sexual assaulter in the Oval Office.”
What did she say about husband Bill’s sexual escapades?
The former presidential nominee had an answer locked and loaded for when the inevitable came, and Marr asked her about accusations against former President Bill Clinton.
Marr mentioned Hillary’s dismissal of three women who laid accusations of sexual misconduct against her husband — Kathleen Wiley, Paula Jones, and Juanita Broaddrick — all of whom Trump brought onstage during a 2016 presidential debate.
“The three women brought onto the stage by Trump attacking your husband, and you kind of dismissed them. Was that the right thing to do?” Marr asked Hillary.
“Well, yes because that had all been litigated,” Clinton answered. “That was subject of a huge investigation, as you might recall, in the late ’90s and there were conclusions drawn. That was clearly in the past.”