Hillary Clinton's Campaign Uses The One Word That Perfectly Describes Donald Trump & His Lawsuit Threats
Hillary Clinton's campaign wasted no time in criticizing Donald Trump's latest promise to American voters on Saturday. In a speech regarding his plans for his first 100 days in office, Trump vowed to sue the women accusing him of sexual misconduct, calling them liars and tools of the Democratic National Committee. In return, Clinton's campaign called the promise "a troubling view" of a Trump presidency, and "troubling" is the perfect word to describe Trump.
"Every woman lied when they came forward to hurt my campaign," Trump said Saturday while on the campaign trail in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "Total fabrication. The events never happened. Never. All of these liars will be sued after the election is over." Trump went on to accuse the women of "trying to poison the mind of the American voter" and working in cahoots with Clinton and the DNC.
Clinton's campaign criticized Trump's inability to stay on message and warned his vow to sue his accusers was a "troubling" look at what voters would get from a Trump administration. "Today, in what was billed as a major closing argument speech, Trump's major new policy was to promise political and legal retribution against the women who have accused him of groping them," Clinton spokeswoman Christina Reynolds said in a statement released Saturday. "Like Trump's campaign, this speech gave us a troubling view as to what a Trump State of the Union would sound like — rambling, unfocused, full of conspiracy theories and attacks on the media, and lacking in any real answers for American families."
A total of 10 women have come forward to publicly accuse Trump of sexual misconduct since the Republican nominee claimed predatory comments he made in 2005 — about grabbing women by their genitals without their consent — was just "locker room talk" during the second presidential debate.
Trump has denied all of the women's accusations, claiming "they want their 15 minutes of fame" or are working in collaboration with Clinton to damage his presidential campaign. When asked about the allegations during the third presidential debate on Oct. 19, Trump claimed not to know any of the women who've come forward. "Those stories are all totally false. I didn't even apologize to my wife, who's sitting right here, because I did nothing wrong," Trump said, contradicting a statement his wife released 11 days earlier in which she said she'd accepted her husband's apology.
Saturday wasn't the first time the Republican nominee has threatened to sue someone during his presidential campaign. Trump threatened to sue the New York Times on Oct. 16 for reporting two of the women's accounts. So far Trump has not followed up on his threat, although a campaign spokesperson reportedly told The Hill he planned to do so after the election had concluded. Perhaps that's another task on Trump's First 100 Days In Office To Do list? Seems as president he wouldn't even be thinking about the country, but only about himself.