Gennifer Flowers, the former mistress of Bill Clinton, will sit in the front row at the first presidential debate as a special guest of Donald Trump.
UPDATE: The Trump campaign says it did not invite Gennifer to the debate, but mentioned her possible presence because (1) she wanted to be there, and (2) to remind the Clinton campaign that they shouldn’t bring a knife to a gunfight.
Gennifer confirmed her attendance on Twitter Sept. 24:
“Hi Donald. You know I’m in your corner and will definitely be at the debate!” 💋
Gennifer Flowers had a 12-year affair with Bill Clinton when he was governor of Arkansas. Bill was married at the time to Hillary.
In 1998, Bill admitted under oath to having had a longtime sexual relationship with Gennifer Flowers.
Bill, who has cheated on Hillary with various women (and who can blame him?), made the admission during his impeachment trial for lying about having an affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky.
Flowers’ presence is sure to unnerve Hillary, who started the petty antics by inviting Trump nemesis Mark Cuban to be her guest at the debate.
Mark Cuban, a vocal Hillary supporter, famously said: “I know I’m prejudiced.
“If I see a black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I’ll move to the other side of the street.”
MARK CUBAN SAYS: “If I see a black kid in a hoodie… I’m walking to the other side of the street.” ReeeeeTweet! -VJpic.twitter.com/H43LkXEGsH
— RealVinnieJames (@RealVinnieJames) September 24, 2016
On Saturday afternoon (Sept. 24), Donald Trump threatened to invite Gennifer Flowers in retaliation. Two hours later, the deal was sealed.
Meanwhile, the Commission on Presidential Debates denied Hillary’s request to use a step stool so she wouldn’t look so so short and squat next to Trump.
The Commission will instead custom-build a podium for her to minimize the height difference.
The commission also said both candidates must stand for 90 minutes straight with no commercial breaks.
This could be disaster for Hillary, who has been plagued with health problems, including extended coughing fits and a recent collapse.
Biographer Ed Klein, former editor-in-chief of the New York Times magazine, said Hillary has long battled memory lapses, chronic fatigue, insomnia, and depression.
Chronic insomnia has “sapped her energy,” Klein wrote in Unlikeable: The Problem with Hillary. “She is exhausted and depressed a lot of the time.”