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Flashback: Donald Trump Called Bill Clinton's Accusers 'Terrible' and 'Unattractive' and Former President 'Terrific'

Over the weekend, Donald Trump has called former President Bill Clinton an abuser of women and Hillary Clinton a bully who intimidated his victims.

But if you rewind to 1998, the Republican presidential nominee had a very different view of the 42nd president, defending him as the real "victim" in the wake of the fallout of the Monica Lewinsky scandal and blasting the accusers as "terrible" and "unattractive."

He also suggested that Clinton should have kept the scandal -- which he said "should have been nothing -- to himself."

Days after President Clinton admitted to having an inappropriate relationship with former White House intern Monica Lewinsky, Trump said Clinton was a “victim” and critiqued the physical appearances of various women with whom Clinton had been accused of having extramarital relations at different times.

“It’s like it's from hell, it's a terrible group of people,” Trump said in an interview with FOX News' Neil Cavuto on Aug. 19, 1998.

Asked by Cavuto if Clinton’s image as a “quasi-sex symbol” stood to somehow benefit from the alleged extramarital relations, Trump took issue with the characterization.

“I don't necessarily agree with his victims, his victims are terrible,” Trump said. “He is really a victim himself. But he put himself in that position.”

“The whole group, Paula Jones, Lewinsky, it's just a really unattractive group. I'm not just talking about physical," he said.

“Would it be any different if it were a supermodel crowd?” Cavuto then asked.

“I think at least it would be more pleasant to watch,” Trump replied.

Trump suggested that Clinton could have avoided the public relations fallout that followed his admission of "inappropriate" relations with Lewinsky had he stayed silent on the topic altogether, rather than initially denying the reports of an sexual relations only to later admit to a relationship.

“It's a shame, it's really a shame,” Trump said. “I've watched all my life politicians in New York, something gets brought up on them. I don't talk about my personal life. So what are you going to do? I don't talk about personal life.”

“They've taken nothing and made it a big monster,” Trump said in reference to the Lewinsky scandal. “I mean they've made Watergate out of really what should've been nothing.”

“I don't know if that's a good thing in terms of what Starr has done or a terrible thing, I think it's a terrible thing, actually,” Trump added, presumably referring to the former Whitewater independent counsel who expanded his investigation into the Lewinsky affair.

As far as his personal opinion of Clinton, Trump gave Clinton a strong rating.

“I think he's terrific. I think the guy's terrific. I just hate the way he tried to get out of this mess,” Trump said.

“In terms of myself, I love him as a president because business has been great, the economy's been booming. We have to give him credit,” he said.
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I'd really like to know how much Trump had to pay these women to sit beside him for 15 minutes.
 
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sfox wrote:
I'd really like to know how much Trump had to pay these women to sit beside him for 15 minutes.

Chicago Tribune wrote:
A Sexual-assault victim who is critical of Hillary Clinton and who appeared alongside Donald Trump before Sunday night's debate was paid $2,500 by a political action committee founded by Trump ally Roger Stone.
 
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yes, but this was back when he was a Democrat and we all know that it does not count against you until you switch parties.
 
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jeremycobert wrote:
yes, but this was back when he was a Democrat and we all know that it does not count against you until you switch parties.


It's part of the pattern though.

Trump likes women when they're useful to him. He's said a good man is better than a good woman, but a good woman is ten times more valuable than a regular joe- thet have something to prove, so they work harder to impress him.

But even with women who run his business, he prefers them to be attractive and thin, making comments about "liking candy too much" and the like. And this is to women who are of value to him!

If you have nothing to give him, you're ugly, a shrew, fat or whatever.

The reason this matters is that its all part of a tapestry of misogyny, showing that he hasn't changed from the 90s or aughts to now.

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jeremycobert wrote:
yes, but this was back when he was a Democrat and we all know that it does not count against you until you switch parties.
So it's OK to lie and have double standards as long as you switch to the right party?

It's also OK to pay people to appear on a political stage with you, as long as you switch to the right party?

It's OK to be paid to make accusations, as long as you appear for the right party?
 
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