The women on “The View” were in high dudgeon Monday morning because Donald Trump showcased four “tramps” at a press conference before the town hall in St. Louis on Sunday. All four of the women claimed they have been victimized by Bill and/or Hillary Clinton.
At the presser, Trump was flanked by Paula Jones, Kathleen Willey, and Juanita Broaddrick, who have each accused Bill Clinton of varying degrees of sexual misconduct. Also present was Kathy Shelton, who was brutally raped by a 41-year-old drifter in 1975. Hillary Clinton defended the man by lying about the child victim, and was able to have his sentence reduced from first-degree rape to “unlawful fondling of a minor.” Her entire sad story can be read here. Some of the women have also accused Hillary Clinton of intimidating them after Bill sexually harassed/assaulted them.
The hosts of “The View” were particularly piqued that Trump would have the women sit with his family in the front row during the town hall.
“That was really the worst!” Joy Behar exclaimed.
“May I just point this out?” an agitated Whoopi Goldberg rasped. “Several of those women slept with him knowing he was a married man.” Whoopi didn’t bother to specify which of the women had willingly slept with Bill and none of the other women on “The View” spoke up to correct her.
The truth is, not one of the women at the press conference was ever Clinton’s mistress. One of them — Juanita Broaddrick — in fact claims she was brutally raped by Clinton in 1978 when he was running for governor of Arkansas. Even now, at age 73, she says the pain never goes away.
According to Broaddrick, Clinton forced himself on her when she was staying in Little Rock for a nurses convention. Clinton had told her during a previous encounter at a campaign event that if she was ever in town, she should look him up. Broaddrick was married and an enthusiastic Clinton supporter and volunteer of his campaign at the time. They set up what Broaddrick thought would be a professional campaign meeting in the hotel coffee shop. When Bill called and changed the meeting venue to her hotel room because there were reporters in the coffee shop, she thought nothing of it.
“I felt a real friendship toward this man and I didn’t really feel any danger in him coming up to my room,” Broaddrick told Lisa Meyers on Dateline NBC in November of 1998. She soon found herself fighting him off, and her upper lip was bitten when she resisted. She claims she was raped in that hotel room. “He was just a different person at that moment. He was a vicious, awful person,” Broaddrick told Meyers. She said Bill’s only words to her as he was leaving were “you’d better put some ice on that,” meaning her lip. You can watch Broaddrick retell her story in that Dateline interview here.
Only two weeks later, Broaddrick had the misfortune of meeting Hillary Clinton at a campaign fundraiser which she had made a prior commitment to attend. She said that she had decided to make a quick appearance and then leave as soon as the Clintons arrived.
In an open letter to Hillary Clinton in 2000, Broaddrick recounted how that went:
As soon as you entered the room, you came directly to me and grabbed my hand. Do you remember how you thanked me, saying “we want to thank you for everything that you do for Bill”? At that point, I was pretty shaken and started to walk off. Remember how you kept a tight grip on my hand and drew closer to me? You repeated your statement, but this time with a coldness and look that I have seen many times on television in the last eight years. You said, “Everything you do for Bill.” You then released your grip and I said nothing and left the gathering. What did you mean, Hillary? Were you referring to my keeping quiet about the assault I had suffered at the hands of your husband only two weeks before? Were you warning me to continue to keep quiet? We both know the answer to that question.
“Actions speak louder than words,” Broaddrick said Sunday night. “Mr. Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clinton raped me and Hillary Clinton threatened me. I don’t think there’s any comparison.”
Back to the women of “The View.” “So she is the victim here!” Whoopi insisted, meaning Hillary. She said that the four women were actually “lucky” because if somebody had slept with their [the women of “The View”] men, “it would not be as polite!”
“We would not be cute and like, ‘oh we’re so sorry!’ Nah b*tch!” Whoopi bellowed to laughter and applause. “Let’s start with the fact that she [Hillary] was the victim in this! She was the person to whom dirty was done! And Donald redid the dirty by reintroducing the victim [Hillary] — he reintroduced and redid it!”
Co-host Sunny Hostin at this point begrudgingly pointed out what each of the Clinton accusers was claiming. “Paula Jones, one of the women says that she was sexually harassed, Juanita Broaddrick says that she was raped….and then Kathleen Willey said that she was groped. And another woman says that Clinton as an attorney represented the man that raped her.” Then she turned to Whoopi and repeated her lie, “This is the thing though — to your point — if a woman sleeps with your man, you’re not necessarily going to embrace them.”
Paul Jones famously accused Bill Clinton of propositioning her and exposing himself at a hotel in Little Rock in 1991 when he was the governor. She filed a sexual harassment suit against him in 1994, seeking $750,000 in damages.
The Paula Jones case precipitated Clinton’s impeachment in the House of Representatives and the subsequent acquittal by the Senate on February 12, 1999
Kathleen Willey is a former White House aide who alleged that Clinton had sexually assaulted her on November 29, 1993, during his first term as president.
According to Willey, during a meeting in the private study of the Oval Office, Clinton had embraced her tightly, kissed her on the mouth, grabbed her breast, and forced her hand on his genitals.
None — I repeat — none of the women Trump brought to the town hall Sunday had ever slept with Clinton consensually.
Regardless, Hostin said Hillary may have “missed an opportunity to address this in a way the public would understand.”
Behar suggested a line for Hillary to use in her defense: “I would like to apologize to those tramps who slept with my husband… Maybe she could have said that.”
Juanita Broaddrick and Paul Jones responded to the show in horror on Twitter:
On The View today Joy Behar referred to bill Clinton's victims as "tramps"- shame on you Joy – shame on you.
— Juanita Broaddrick (@atensnut) October 11, 2016
— Paula Jones 🏡☀️🐓🌷 (@ThePaulaJones) October 11, 2016
Joy Behar on Tuesday apologized for calling the women “tramps.”
“I want to apologize,” Behar said Tuesday on the show. “I never, ever intend to belittle sexual assault and the women who are victims of it ever. … I made a joke. … I’m sorry.”
She’s not the only one who owes the women an apology, though Whoopi’s comments were even worse.
And unless all these women of “The View” correct the record to inform their viewers that none of the four Clinton accusers in question was having an adulterous affair with him, their apologies are meaningless.