Paula Jones Says She Would Attend Debate, If Invited, to 'Make Hillary Nervous'
Ahead of Monday’s first presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, Paula Jones says she'd be delighted to sit in the audience at the Hofstra University showdown in New York.
Speaking exclusively with Inside Edition, Jones said she "hasn't been invited" to the Long Island debate, but "absolutely" would have gone, calling it "a wonderful honor" to "sit and listen to what they have to say."
Jones told Inside Edition: "I am a big Trump supporter, I think he would be our next best president since Ronald Reagan... I would have liked to have sat up there with all of the women and maybe make Hillary nervous."
Jones is the former Arkansas state employee who claims that then-Governor Bill Clinton exposed himself to her in a hotel room in 1991.
Jones' lawsuit against Clinton triggered the Monica Lewinsky scandal and the 42nd president's subsequent impeachment in 1998. Bill Clinton said the allegations against him were baseless but ultimately settled with Jones.
Billionaire Mark Cuban announced that the Hillary Clinton gave him a ticket in the front row apparently in an effort to psych out Trump during the debate.
"If Hillary and them are gonna have the gall to bring on Cuban and sit him in the front row and the only purpose of that is to try and distract Donald Trump and to try and bully him, basically, why not? Hey, fair game is what I say," she said on trying to attend the debate.
Trump then fired back on Twitter Saturday: “If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!”
If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2016
Bill Clinton admitted under oath to having an affair with Flowers in a 1998 lawsuit, and she responded to Trump's offer with a tweet of her own.
“Hi Donald. You know I’m in your corner and will definitely be at the debate!”, she said using a kiss emoji in the tweet.
Trump's running mate, Mike Pence, threw cold water on the idea, telling Fox News Sunday: “Gennifer Flowers will not be attending the debate.”
Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway told CNN Sunday: “We have not invited her formally, and we do not expect her to be there as a guest of the Trump campaign.”
The 50-year-old Jones believes she and other women who have been linked to Bill Clinton — like Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey — should be invited to the debate because, "we are American people, we are American citizens and we have a right to be a presidential debate if we are invited."
The TV audience could exceed 100 million, making it the most watched presidential debate ever.