On Sunday evening, just over an hour before debating Hillary Clinton in St. Louis, Trump broadcast a press conference-style event live on Facebook with Juanita Broaddrick, a now 73-year-old retired nurse, who alleges former President Bill Clinton raped her nearly 40 years ago and that Hillary Clinton helped him cover it up. Other women, including Paula Jones, joined as well.
In the video, Broaddrick said that while Trump was caught saying some inappropriate things about women in the leaked audio, “Bill Clinton raped me, and Hillary Clinton threatened me. I don’t think there’s any comparison.”
On Twitter Saturday, Trump also repeatedly referenced and retweeted Broaddrick.
“Hillary calls Trump’s remarks ‘horrific’ while she lives with and protects a ‘Rapist,’ ” Broaddrick tweeted Saturday. “Her actions are horrific.”
Broaddrick’s story is not new. Her allegations first surfaced as Bill Clinton was running for president in 1992. But it wasn’t until 1999, and after recanting sworn testimony to the contrary, that Broaddrick went public. Now that she’s back in the news, here’s a brief rundown of Broaddrick’s story:
How they met
In interviews, Broaddrick said she first met Bill Clinton around 1978. She was 35 and Clinton, who was the Arkansas attorney general at the time, made a campaign stop at the nursing home where Broaddrick worked.
In interviews with the Washington Post, Broaddrick said Clinton encouraged her to call his campaign office when she was in Little Rock. She did that and set up a coffee meeting with Clinton at her …