They plan to dredge up scandals from the ‘90s and blame a woman for the affairs of her husband. Really.
Donald Trump’s campaign is set to launch an aggressive strategy to convince millennial women that he doesn’t want to “grab them by the pussy,” as he boasted about in a 2005 video ― by bringing up the sex scandals around former President Bill Clinton from the 1990s and laying some of the blame at the feet of his wife, Hillary Clinton.
“We’re going to turn him into Bill Cosby. He’s a violent sexual predator who physically abuses women who he assaults. And she takes the lead on the intimidation of the victims,” Trump campaign CEO Steve Bannon told staff Tuesday, according to Bloomberg Businessweek.
The offensive has already started. Just hours before Sunday night’s debate in St. Louis, Trump held a surprise press conference with several women who have accused Bill Clinton of inappropriate sexual behavior in the past. On Thursday, those women will appear on Sean Hannity’s Fox News show ― a program that few millennial women watch ― for a one-hour special.
“With rape culture being what it is, these facts are going to shock millennial women,” Deputy Campaign Manager David Bossie told Bloomberg Businessweek. “There will not be a millennial woman who will want to vote for her when these facts come out.”
The effort to attract millennial women will be led by three men: Bannon, Bossie and Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kusher.