Donald Trump went from locker room banter to outright threat Monday as he vowed to expand attacks against Hillary Clinton and her husband if more damning recordings of the Republican presidential nominee are released.
“If they want to release more tapes saying inappropriate things, we`ll continue to talk about Bill and Hillary Clinton doing inappropriate things. There are so many of them, folks,” Trump told a rally in Ambridge, Pennsylvania.
Trump is reeling from the release Friday of a 2005 video that caught him making lewd comments about women, and the fallout has plunged his White House bid into crisis with barely four weeks before the November 8 election.
The video was obtained and published by The Washington Post, not the Clinton campaign.
In it, Trump was speaking with Billy Bush, then host of the “Access Hollywood” entertainment show, as he arrived on the set of a soap opera to tape a cameo appearance.
Trump came out swinging on the campaign trail Monday, calling on voters to hold Hillary Clinton accountable as an enabler of her husband`s alleged abuses.
“For decades Hillary Clinton has been deeply familiar with her husband`s predatory behavior, and instead of trying to stop it, she made it possible for him to take advantage of even more women,” he said.
“She put even more women in harm`s way and then she goes out and says `Oh I love women, I`m going to help women.` She`s a total hypocrite.”
Trump lashed out at his rival about her husband during Sunday night`s debate, saying actions by the couple in decades past were far worse than his “locker room talk.”
He threw down the gauntlet by hosting a press event minutes before the debate, with three women who in the past accused Bill Clinton of sexual assault.
Trump then invited the women, including Juanita Broaddrick who has accused Clinton of raping her in 1978, to attend the debate, where the former president was also in attendance.
“Last night I decided we would expose the hypocrisy of the Clintons and the media, and our politicians, to the entire world,” he said.
“Bill Clinton was the worst abuser of women ever to sit in the Oval Office. He was a predator.”
At one point the Trump crowd broke into extended chants of “Lock her up! Lock her up!”
During the debate, Hillary Clinton declined to wade into Trump`s mentions of her husband.