FORMER BILL CLINTON LOVER BACK IN THE LIMELIGHT, THOUGH …
Gennifer Flowers – one of former U.S. president Bill Clinton‘s many lovers – will not be attending this week’s big presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.
Why would she?
Well, Trump tweeted over the weekend that he was thinking of bringing Flowers to the debate and seating her next to Mark Cuban, a flamboyant billionaire and vocal supporter of Clinton’s campaign. Trump’s tweet was in response to Cuban bragging on social media about his front-row seat to the event and how Clinton was going to “overwhelm” Trump.
Cuban is known for his boisterous court-side antics at Dallas Mavericks’ games.
Trump and Cuban have been sparring for years. One reason? Cuban starred in a 2004 ABC reality show called The Benefactor, a rip-off of Trump’s popular NBC show The Apprentice.
The rivalry didn’t last long, though. The Benefactor suffered from abysmal ratings and was canceled after just six episodes.
Anyway, Flowers seemed genuinely interested in taking Trump up on his offer.
“Hi Donald. You know I’m in your corner and will definitely be at the debate!” she tweeted.
Flowers, 66, became a household name during the 1992 election cycle when she came forward with the claim that she and Clinton had carried on a twelve-year extramarital affair. That claim was supported by phone recordings of her and the then-Arkansas governor.
“That allegation is false,” Clinton said flatly during a 1992 CBS interview. “It was only when money came out, when the tabloid went down there offering people money to say that they had been involved with me, that she changed her story.”
“There’s a recession on,” Clinton added.
Asked specifically if he was “categorically denying that (he) ever had an affair with Gennifer Flowers,” Clinton confirmed that was what he was saying.
“I said that before,” he said. “And so has she.”
Hillary Clinton also appeared in the infamous 1992 CBS interview, one of her first appearances in the national limelight.
“When this woman first got caught up in these charges, I felt as I’ve felt about all of these women: That they … had just been minding their own business and they got hit by a meteor … I felt terrible about what was happening to them,” she said. “Bill talked to this woman every time she called, distraught, saying her life was going to be ruined, and he’d get off the phone and tell me that she said sort of wacky things, which we thought were attributable to the fact that she was terrified.”
“You know, I’m not sitting here – some little woman standing by my man like Tammy Wynette,” Hillary Clinton added. “I’m sitting here because I love him, and I respect him, and I honor what he’s been through and what we’ve been through together. And you know, if that’s not enough for people, then heck, don’t vote for him.”
Six years later, though, Bill Clinton testified under oath that he had indeed engaged in sexual relations with Flowers.
Three years ago, Flowers gave an interview in which she alleged that Bill Clinton had tried to contact her in 2005. Flowers also said in the interview that Hillary Clinton was bisexual and that Bill Clinton didn’t care.
“He said Hillary had eaten more pussy than he had,” Flowers told The (U.K.) Daily Mail.
Two decades later, the philandering ex-president is still being dogged by allegations of extramarital affairs.
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