Monday’s presidential debate promises to be a wild one – and as the hour approaches, it’s only appearing to get even more intense.
The latest on the trail to the White House brings high drama, and involves a billionaire – not Donald Trump, another one – and a former presidential mistress named Gennifer Flowers.
The Hill reports: “Billionaire Mark Cuban, an outspoken critic of Donald Trump, last week announced he had accepted an invitation from Clinton’s campaign to sit front-row at the debate on Monday night.”
The Trump campaign, not to be trumped, had their own special guest.
“In response,” the Hill reported, “Trump threatened to bring Gennifer Flowers, a woman with whom former president Bill Clinton had an extramarital affair.”
But the drama didn’t end there. Flowers fueled the flames with a tweet of her own that read: “Hi Donald. You know I’m in your corner and will definitely be at the debate.”
Clinton’s affair with Flowers isn’t rumored; it’s real. The president actually testified under oath in 1998 to the fact he had a sexual affair with her.
Meanwhile, Trump’s campaign came out with a statement denying anyone in their camp had formally invited Flowers to the debate. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump’s vice presidential pick, did damage control, telling the press his running mate’s tweet was simply an attempt to mock Clinton for “trying to distract attention” from the debate, the Hill reported.
“Hillary Clinton apparently thinks this is an episode of ‘Shark Tank,'” Pence said, in reference to Cuban’s reality business show during an interview on Fox News. “But this is America. It’s serious business.”
Debate commissioners sent out a stern warning to both presidential campaigns, saying those who try to distract from the business at hand during Monday’s event would be dealt with harshly.
“We’re going to frown upon – I will tell you this right now – whether or not a Republican or Democrat or anyone else attempts by use of the tickets in placing people in a front-row or not. to try to impact the debate,” said debate commission co-chairman Frank Fahrenkopf, the Hill reported.
Source: the Hill