Anderson Cooper not bringing on Gennifer Flowers to ask how Clinton’s smears ‘made her feel’
“‘Miss Universe’ tearfully thanks Clinton for defense against Trump’s ‘Miss Piggy’ remarks”
“Alicia Machado, Miss Universe weight-shamed by Trump, speaks out for Hillary Clinton”
“Donald Trump Can’t Stop Body Shaming Former Miss Universe Alicia Machado”
“Hillary likes to call Donald out for shaming women, calling them names, repeating the names he’s called them. But let’s remember one thing: Hillary Clinton has called me a bimbo for the last 19 years.”
These choice headlines and many more dominated the news cycle for two days after Hillary Clinton brought up Donald Trump’s nearly 20-year-old comments about former Miss Universe Alicia Machado during the first presidential debate Monday night.
“He called this woman ‘Miss Piggy,’ then he called her ‘Miss Housekeeping’ because she was Latina,” Clinton said. “Donald, she has a name.”
The media jumped on the opportunity to bash Trump for something he said decades earlier and help paint Clinton as a feminist defender.
But what about Juanita Broaddrick? Or Paula Jones? Or Kathleen Willey? Or Gennifer Flowers? You won’t see Anderson Cooper bring these women on and ask how they felt when they were humiliated and maligned by Hillary Clinton or assaulted by her husband.
“Hillary likes to call Donald out for shaming women, calling them names, repeating the names he’s called them. But let’s remember one thing: Hillary Clinton has called me a bimbo for the last 19 years,” Willey said Wednesday on “The Laura Ingraham Show.” “It started years ago in Arkansas. So she doesn’t have a whole lot of room to talk about who’s calling women names.”
Willey, a former White House volunteer, claimed that former President Bill Clinton sexually assaulted her in a private study in the Oval Office in 1993. As the author of the 2007 book, “Target: Caught in the Crosshairs of Bill and Hillary Clinton,” Willey represents one of the so-called “bimbo eruptions” that the Clintons and their surrogates tried to suppress and discredit.
“They all called us bimbos. They called us sluts. They called us whores,” Willey said. “If you ask somebody a word comparison, you put our names up there and you ask somebody a word to describe us, it’s probably going to be, unfortunately, ‘bimbos’ — instead of we’re victims of Bill Clinton’s. And [Hillary Clinton’s] OK with that. She just hasn’t called off her dogs when it comes to that.”
Willey told LifeZette Editor-in-Chief Laura Ingraham that she believes Clinton brought up Trump’s past remarks about Machado at the first debate because she and her campaign are “desperate.”
“But I think the fact that they’re going back to a beauty pageant in 1997 just shows to me how desperate they are,” Willey said.
“Donald Trump runs beauty pageants. There’s nothing wrong with that. This woman entered a beauty pageant. Nobody forced her to. She knows what the rules are. She knows that she has to stay in shape. She knows that it’s important to look good. Nobody forced these rules on this woman. She entered into this contest voluntarily. She has to follow the rules.”
Ingraham concurred with Willey’s assessment.
“The humiliation of [Machado] … because she had to lose a few ‘L.B.s’ because she had a weight clause in her contract, that’s more significant to the pundits today than a woman like Juanita Broaddrick, who says she was raped by Bill Clinton.”
Broaddrick made waves in 1999 when she claimed that Bill Clinton had raped her in 1978 during a meeting in his gubernatorial campaign office in Arkansas.
“And Juanita Broaddrick actually spoke tearfully about this. Kathleen Willey spoke tearfully about what Bill Clinton did to her. And Hillary Clinton did what as a result? Hillary Clinton condemned this as part of the vast right-wing conspiracy,” Ingraham said.
“But putting Hillary aside — because she was the aggrieved wife — how about the media today?” Ingraham asked. “Do you think Juanita Broderick was humiliated? Do you think Kathleen Willey was humiliated? Do you think Dolly Kyle was humiliated? Do you think Monica Lewinksy at age 22 and now in her 40s can even live a normal life after being taken advantage of by the president of the United States? What about that humiliation that Hillary was complicit in all covering up? Was that humiliating?”
“These people have no credibility on protecting women’s rights. They don’t protect them in the womb, they don’t protect them when they’re at the end of their lives, and they don’t protect them when they’re being savaged or brutalized by a liberal icon like Bill Clinton,” Ingraham concluded. “Hillary Clinton does not want to be held accountable, but her surrogates in the media and her surrogates in the campaign will fly all over the country and go on every television station to say that Donald Trump should be held accountable for humiliating a woman 20 years ago.”