Donald Trump corrects Hannity on Bill Clinton allegations: Don’t forget ‘rape’

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Donald Trump used the “r-word” while discussing sexual misconduct attributed to former President Bill Clinton… and we’re not talking Republican.

The presumptive Republican presidential nominee was being interviewed on Fox News’ “Hannity” when a New York Times article about the candidates relationships with women came up and Trump was quick to draw Clinton into the conversation.

“By the way, you know, it’s not like the worst things, OK,” Trump said. “You look at what Clinton’s gone through with all of the problems and all of the things that he’s done.”

Host Sean Hannity responded by asking if The Times would interview women who have accused Clinton of sexual misconduct, naming Juanita Broaddrick, Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey.

“In one case, it’s about exposure. In another case, it’s about groping and fondling and touching against a woman’s will,” Hannity said.

“And rape,” Trump added.

Clinton campaign spokesman Nick Merrill was quick to reply, saying Trump was “doing what he does best, attacking when he feels wounded and dragging the American people through the mud for his own gain. If that’s the kind of campaign he wants to run that’s his choice.”

Or, as Twitchy.com aptly noted, Merrill was “accusing [Trump] of trying to chang the subject, while attempting to change the subject.”

The pro-Trump news conglomerate Drudge Report wasted little time featuring the story, which led to a question of timing for such rhetoric. Here’s a sampling of the responses from Twitter:

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