After inviting three women who were allegedly sexually assaulted by Bill Clinton to Sunday's debate, the Trump campaign is doubling down on efforts to flaunt Bill's sexual improprieties to the public, promising "we’re going to turn him into Bill Cosby." According to Bloomberg, Trump campaign manager, Steve Bannon, told staffers that more “women are coming to us who have been groped or sexually abused by Bill Clinton" which they plan to introduce over the coming days/weeks. The campaign also intends to focus on allegations that Hillary attempted to "intimidate victims of Bill" which they think will suppress Hillary's female voter turnout in November.
"She’s led a program of victim intimidation,” Bannon told Trump staffers, according to two advisers who were present. “This has nothing to do with consensual sexual affairs and infidelities. This is Bill. We’re going to turn him into Bill Cosby. He’s a violent sexual predator who physically abuses women who he assaults. And she takes the lead on the intimidation of the victims.”
The campaign plans to highlight a tweet from last November in which Clinton wrote: “Every survivor of sexual assault deserves to be heard, believed and supported.”
The juxtaposition between Clinton’s stated position and the aggressiveness with which she and her allies have attacked Bill Clinton’s accusers over the years is a glaring hypocrisy, Trump’s brain trust believes. “It’s untenable and it’s farcical,” says Bossie. “With rape culture being what it is, these facts are going to shock millennial women.There will not be a millennial woman who will want to vote for her when these facts come out.”
Bossie says the campaign plans to highlight Hillary Clinton’s treatment of her husband’s accusers: “Her history of using private investigators in the ‘80s and ‘90s to harass and intimidate victims of Bill, to flip from that to what she’s saying today about how every victim deserves to be heard—when it was about Bill, she didn’t want the victims to be heard and Hillary did everything she could to stifle their voices.”