Donald Trump has unleashed an explosive new salvo in his battle against Hillary Clinton, saying her husband, former president Bill Clinton is guilty of rape.
The remark came during an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday night.
During a discussion of the controversial New York Times story recounting Trumps dealings with women, Hannity askedif the paper would do an expose on the women who have accused Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct.
Hannity also named Clinton’s past accusers, Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey.
“In one case, it's about exposure. In another case, it's about groping and fondling and touching against a woman's will," Hannity said.
Trump then interjected: “And rape.”
Trump referred to allegations from Broaddrick, an Arkansas nurse, who claims Clinton raped her in 1978. Clinton has constantly denied the allegations.
In January, Broaddrick tweeted:
I was 35 years old when Bill Clinton, Ark. Attorney General raped me and Hillary tried to silence me. I am now 73....it never goes away.— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) January 6, 2016
Following the release of the New York Times article, Boderick took another swipe at the Clintons.
The NY times should do equal time investigating Hilary's enabling of Bill Clintons sexual assaults on women— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) May 18, 2016
Trump responded to the subject of The Times article, saying: “By the way, you know, it's not like the worst things, OK. You look at what Clinton's gone through with all of the problems and all of the things that he's done."
Hillary Clinton’s campaign quickly responded to the interview and Trump’s claims that the former president was a rapist.
Clinton Spokesperson Nick Merrill said: "Trump is doing what he does best, attacking when he feels wounded and dragging the American people through the mud for his own gain. If that’s the kind of campaign he wants to run that’s his choice."
Allegations of sexual misconduct have plagued Bill Clinton’s political and personal life for decades.
The claims reached a fever pitch during his time as president when former White House intern Monica Lewinsky said she had an affair with Clinton in 1997.
Clinton denied the allegations right away, which led to an impeachment trial. He was charged by the House of Representatives in 1998 for perjury and obstruction of justice.
Clinton admitted in a live television broadcast: "Indeed I did have a relationship with Ms. Lewinsky that was not appropriate. In fact, it was wrong."
In 1999, the president was acquitted of the charges.