Trump Says He's Bringing Bill Clinton's Mistress to Debate
He invited Gennifer Flowers because Clinton invited Mark Cuban
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2016 3:59 PM CDT
Gennifer Flowers, who Bill Clinton admitted to having an affair with in the 1980s, has accepted Donald Trump's invitation to attend Monday's presidential debate.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, FILE)

(Newser) – For the moment it appears the woman who had an affair with Bill Clinton will be front-and-center during Monday's debate at Donald Trump's invitation, BuzzFeed reports. It started with the Clinton campaign inviting Bizarro-Trump Mark Cuban to the presidential debate at Hoffstra University. TPM quotes a Clinton aide as saying Cuban "has the best seat we have access to." CNN explains that each candidate gets a few tickets for the debate and can decide who sits where. "Just got a front row seat to watch Hillary Clinton overwhelm Donald Trump at the 'Humbling at Hofstra' on Monday," Cuban, an increasingly vocal critic of Trump, tweeted Thursday. "It is on!"

"If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!" Trump tweeted Saturday. In 1998, Bill Clinton admitted to having a sexual relationship with Flowers in the 1980s. The former model quickly accepted the invitation, tweeting, "Hi Donald. You know I'm in your corner and will definitely be at the debate!" and adding a kiss emoji. Flowers' assistant confirms to BuzzFeed that Flowers has accepted the invitation despite turning similar ones down in the past to avoid being a "sideshow." The Trump campaign hasn't said whether Trump's tweet constitutes an official invite. The co-chair of the debate commission tells CNN they "would frown upon" any attempt to use guests to "impact the debate."
 

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