Donald Trump is looking to shift focus from the recently released lewd comments he made in 2005.
The GOP nominee took off for the second presidential debate without his press pool, Sunday. He left them behind in New York and then held his own version of “debate prep” via a Facebook Live press conference featuring some of the women who have accused former President Bill Clinton of sexual misconduct, even rape. He went live a little over an hour before the debate was due to start.
In the short live stream, Trump allowed the four women to briefly detail their experiences with the Clintons, including claims that Hillary Clinton intimidated them after the came forward with accusations about her husband. The feed was cut short when someone in the room yelled, “Why do you touch women without their consent?”
Paula Jones — a former Arkansas state worker who once sued the former president for sexual harassment — shot back, “Why don’t y’all ask Bill Clinton that? Why don’t y’all ask Hillary as well.”
The Clinton campaign called the live stream Trump’s “latest act of desperation.”
Trump and Clinton are due to face off in their second debate, a town hall style forum, Sunday night at Washington University.