An hour and a half before the Sunday debate, Donald Trump did something that probably shocked the Republican consultant class more than his using the “P” word eleven years ago. He held a media event, surrounded by women who accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct. Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and Juanita Broaddrick sat with Trump, who didn’t speak much.
Kathy Shelton was also there. At age 12, she was raped by a hardened criminal. Hillary Clinton, then a young lawyer, represented the convict, and basically blamed the 12-year-old victim for getting raped. Hillary claimed the child “fantasized” about older men. The rapist got a light sentence; Hillary later laughed about the case.
Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978, explained why she chose to attend the event: “Mr. Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clinton raped me and Hillary Clinton threatened me.”
Long after this election cycle is over, historians, political scientists, and other professional political analysts will study all the elements that made this particular contest so unique.
One thing many in the Republican base find exceptional, is that Donald Trump doesn’t back down from the fight. Even after the Drive-By Media whacks him with everything they’ve got, he keeps fighting and even double downs even! When some Republicans run to the cameras to announce they’re “un-endorsing” him, Trump keeps fighting. Despite the odds, he does not tuck tail and run.
And that’s why his supporters are still with him.