- Republican presidential nominee was blindsided Friday with 2005 audio of him talking about celebrities’ impunity to grope women
- He responded in Sunday’s debate by saying Bill Clinton actually sexually assaulted women and Hillary Clinton systematically covered it up
- Trump doubled down Monday in Pennsylvania, saying: ‘If they want to release more tapes with inappropriate things, we’ll continue talking about Bill and Hillary Clinton doing inappropriate things’
- He claimed ‘she lied,’ in their St. Louis debate: ‘All she did was lie last night’
David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com In Ambridge, Pennsylvania
16:03 EST, 10 October 2016
16:45 EST, 10 October 2016
Donald Trump dared the Hillary Clinton campaign and the national media on Monday to unveil more and more tapes showing him saying ‘inappropriate’ things, saying he will continue to turn the attacks on their heads.
Facing Friday’s revelation of a 2005 recording in which he denigrated women, ‘I said to myself, wait a minute!’ he said in a Pennsylvania high school gymnasium.
‘Bill Clinton sexually assaulted innocent women, and Hillary Clinton attacked those women viciously.
‘If they want to release more tapes with inappropriate things, we’ll continue talking about Bill and Hillary Clinton doing inappropriate things.’
BRING IT ON: Donald Trump dared the Clintons and the media to dig up more tapes of him saying inappropriate things, saying he’ll just double down on calling Bill Clinton a sex abuser and Hillary a cover-up artist who was ‘vicious’ to his victims
TERRIBLE TRUMPa The Republican presidential nominee waved a ‘Terrible Towel,’ a Pittsburgh Steelers fan favorite, as he took the stage in Ambridge, Pennsylvania
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‘I’m not proud of everything I’ve done in life,’ Trump conceded. ‘Is anybody here proud of every single element?’
But Bill Clinton ‘was a predator,’ he claimed, rattling off a list of women who have lodged sexual assault or harassment claims against him.
And Hillary, he said, has systematically attacked his accusers.
‘For decades Hillary Clinton has been deeply familiar with her husband’s predatory behavior,’ Trump said.
‘And instead of trying to stop it … she put more women in harm’s way.’
Citing her claim of being an advocate for women’s rights, he called the Democratic candidate ‘a total hypocrite’ who has ‘destroyed and hurt so many lives.’
He cited the case of Kathy Shelton, one of four anti-Clinton women his campaign featured Sunday in St. Louis.
Clinton ‘was defending a man who raped a 12-year-old little girl,’ he said, recounting Shelton’s case form more than 40 years ago. ‘Desperate to win her case, Hillary Clinton blamed the 12-year-old girl!’
‘Hillary ruined that little girl’s life, destroyed her life, then years later she was recorded laughing about it.’
‘There’s nothing Hillary Clinton won’t do or say to obtain power,’ he said, ‘and it’s about time people started to understand that.’
FRONT ROW SEATS: Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick and Kathy Shelton – all women with sex-abuse related claims against Bill and Hillary Clinton – were given prominent seats by the Trump campaign for Sunday’s debate
NOT FRAGILE: Pittsburgh talk radio host Rose Tennent mocked the audiotape of Trump saying lewd things about females, saying: ”We’re not going to come down with the vapors. We are women, hear us roar’
Rose Tennent, a conservative Pittsburgh talk radio host who emceed for Trump’s pre-show lineup of local dignitaries, underscored the line between Trump’s words and the Clintons’ actions – both past and yet to come.
‘What he has said in the past,’ she told Trump’s supporters, talking about Friday’s audiotape, ‘does not at all compare with what she will do in the future.’
Tennent laughed off the idea that female voters will run screaming from Trump because of his past vulgar language.
‘We’re not going to come down with the vapors,’ she quipped. ‘We are women, hear us roar.’
Trump also claimed Monday that Hillary Clinton ‘lied’ her way through Sunday’s debate, ripping his Democratic opponent’s performance at their second head-to-head smackdown.
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‘During the course of 90 minutes, she was exposed. Her failures were exposed,’ Trump told a nearly packed house in the hardscrabble Pittsburgh suburb of Ambridge.
‘And she lied. All she did was lie last night!’
Trump claimed he ran circles around Clinton, winning ‘unanimous decisions’ from most TV news panels afterward – although he said some were ‘pained’ to admit he had won.
‘We had a lot of fun, and I would say that Hillary is highly overrated,’ he declared.
Trump singled out two ‘lies’ in particular.
‘She lied,’ he said, when she claimed she was no longer in office when President Barack Obama drew a ‘line in the sand’ warning Syria’s dictator not to deploy chemical weapons against insurgents and civilians.
‘She was there as Secretary of State with the so-called line in the sand,’ Trump said Sunday.
‘No I wasn’t. I was gone,’ she said.
Obama delivered his famous ‘red line’ speech six months before Clinton left her position as secretary of state.
He also castigated Clinton for insisting she didn’t delete State Department emails after Congress issued a subpoena for them.
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The subpoena, issued on March 4 of last year, came between three and four weeks of when investigations show the deletions were carried out.
During the Sunday night debate, Trump challenged Clinton: ‘You get a subpoena, and after getting the subpoena you delete 33,000 e-mails!’
Clinton responded: ‘Everything he just said is absolutely false, but I’m not surprised.’
‘That was another lie!’ Trump boomed on Monday.
Trump mused in Pennsylvania that the National Security Agency might already have her deleted emails. ‘I don’t think they looked too hard,’ he said.
He also mentioned news reports that ‘two boxes of her emails are missing’.
The now-common chant of ‘Lock her up! Lock her up!’ was deafening as Trump reiterated Sunday’s pledge to reopen the investigation into Clinton’s classified email if he wins the White House.
‘Very sad,’ Trump said. ‘Special prosecutor, here we come! I will appoint a special prosecutor. Because we can’t allow this to happen to our country.’