Trump appears with Clinton rape accusers

The Detroit News
Donald Trump hosts a press conference with women who have allegedly accused Bill Clinton of assault and sexual advances.

St. Louis — Before the second presidential debate, Donald Trump appeared with women who have accused Bill Clinton of rape and unwanted advances. The eight-minute press conference was broadcast on his Facebook page live, and was referred to as "debate prep."

The women speaking with Trump included Kathleen Wiley, Juanita Broaddrick and Paula Jones. Kathy Shelton, who was 12 when she was raped by an Arkansas man was also present. Hillary Clinton represented the man, who pleaded guilty to a lesser charge.

Hillary Clinton's Communications Director Jennifer Palmieri issued a statement calling the press conference a "stunt" that still doesn't address the issues.

Hillary Clinton understands the opportunity in this town hall is to talk to voters on stage and in the audience about the issues that matter to them, and this stunt doesn't chance that. If Donald Trump doesn't see that, that's his loss," the statement read. "As always, she's prepared to handle whatever Donald Trump throws her way."