Gennifer Flowers, who in the early 1990s was rumored to be involved in an affair with Bill Clinton, has confirmed that she would attend Monday night’s debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton as Trump’s guest.
Flowers’s assistant confirmed the decision on Saturday afternoon, and Flowers herself told The New York Times through a text message, “Yes, I will be there.”
Wow! Gennifer Flowers has agreed to join Trump for the debate. Her assistant tells me.
— andrew kaczynski (@BuzzFeedAndrew) September 24, 2016
Meanwhile, Ms. Clinton’s camp has confirmed this week that they would invite billionaire mogul Mark Cuban, a Trump antagonist to be a part of the debate.
These two billionaire-cum-reality TV show stars, have feuded regularly in recent years. In a campaign in July for Clinton, Cuban called Trump “bats— crazy.”
On Saturday he tweeted, “Donald. Remember when you told me on the phone we were “Bobbsie Twins” and I laughed ?”
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 24, 2016
Though it isn’t yet clear if Trump has actually invited Flowers, but early Saturday afternoon he did give a hint about it as a possibility. This happened before Flower’s said that she would attend the debate.
Trump had tweeted that he might seat her alongside Cuban. He wrote: “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!”
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2016
As reported by a leading daily, Clinton spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri on Saturday responded to the news saying that, “Hillary Clinton plans on using the debate to discuss the issues that make a difference in people’s lives. It’s not surprising that Donald Trump has chosen a different path.”
Commission co-chairman Frank Fahrenkopf had earlier been reported as saying on Saturday, that attempts made as to distract the candidates with guests will be discouraged.
Fahrenkopf has been quoted as saying that, “We are going to frown upon — I will tell you this right now — whether or not a Republican or Democrat or anyone else attempts by use of tickets in placing people in a front row or not to try to impact the debate. It is wrong.”
He also added “We would frown upon Mr. Cuban being in the front row if his purpose is to somehow disrupt the debate; likewise, if Mr. Trump was going to put someone in the front row to try and impact things.”