Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump and his advisers devised a plan to put the women accusing former president Bill Clinton of sexual abuse in the family box during the debate, but officials threatened to throw them out.
According to the Washington Post, the campaign planned to put Clinton’s accusers in the family box so that the Clinton family would be forced to address their presence.
The campaign wanted to seat four women — Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathleen Willey and Kathy Shelton in the prominent position during the debate.
“We were going to put the four women in the VIP box,” former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, told the Washington Post. “We had it all set. We wanted to have them shake hands with Bill, to see if Bill would shake hands with them.”
Giuliani said that former Republican National Committee chairman Frank J. Fahrenkopf, the debate commission’s co-chairman, threatened to throw the accusers out if they tried to seat them.
He called out the debate commission’s double standard, after they seated Hillary’s billionaire supporter Mark Cuban in the audience.
“Ten minutes before that debate he tells us he can’t do anything about Cuban sitting in the first row, that security can’t throw him out,” he said.