Trump Didn't Mention Bill Clinton's 'Transgressions' Because Chelsea Was at Debate
Many assumed the billionaire candidate would invoke accusations against President Clinton at Monday's debate.
Defying the expectations of many, Donald Trump did not bring up President Bill Clinton's philandering during Monday's debate.
According to the candidate himself, it was a decision he made out of respect for his daughter's friend, Chelsea Clinton.
"I didn't wanna say what I was going to say with Chelsea in the room," Trump told ABC News following the much-anticipated first brawl of the 2016 general election. "So, maybe they're well off to bring Chelsea all the time."
Chelsea Clinton was among the audience members at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, Monday. She has a long and well-documented friendship with Trump's daughter Ivanka.
"I'm very happy I was able to hold back on the indiscretions," he told reporters. "Because I have a lot of respect for Chelsea Clinton."
Asked to what indiscretions he was referring, Trump replied, "I'll tell you, maybe, at the next debate."
In the days leading up to the debate, Trump tweeted that he was considering inviting Gennifer Flowers to sit in the front row. In 1992, allegations arose of an extramarital affair President Clinton had with Flowers.
But Trump's campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway and VP candidate Mike Pence both subsequently said Flowers would not be at the event.
Another woman who has accused the former president of sexual misconduct, Paula Jones, offered to show up at the debate on her own accord.
Jones is the former Arkansas state employee who claims then-Governor Bill Clinton exposed himself to her in a hotel room in 1991.
Jones told Inside Edition on Monday: "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."
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