Donald Trump doesn't seem to know who he's running against
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Donald Trump doesn’t appear to be backing down despite a nationwide backlash following the release of his conversation with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush.

Trump’s ‘apology’ has been criticised as disingenuous, with the New York Times going so far as to call it the ‘apology that wasn't’.

In his statement, he called the video nothing more than:

Locker room banter.

The Republican candidate's track record with women is, quite simply, not good.

In the first presidential debate, Hillary Clinton used former Miss Universe Alicia Machado' testimony about Trump calling her 'Miss Piggy' and 'Miss Housemaid' to condemn him.

Trump's focus, meanwhile, seems to have shifted over to Bill Clinton, which led people to question who he believes he is running against.

The LA Timespointed out that Trump accusing him of 'far worse things' whenever he gets into trouble is practically a default setting.

Here are some of the things Trump has said recently about Bill Clinton:

1. Accusing Clinton of abusing women in an apology about his own behaviour

Following his disparaging words against women during the Access Hollywood interview from 2005, Trump released an ‘apology’ on Facebook.

Let’s be honest, we’re living in the world. This is nothing more than a distraction…Bill Clinton has actually abused women.

In a New York Times interview earlier this year, he even called Bill Clinton "the single greatest abuser of women in the history of politics".

2. Retweeting rape claims

In 1999, Juanita Broaddrick claimed that Bill Clinton raped her in a motel room in 1978.

After the backlash Trump received, he retweeted a post by Broaddrick where she repeated the allegation, implying that he believes her. Broaddrick's claim has been long denied by Bill Clinton and he was never charged.

3. Accusing him of saying worse things about women

Trump claimed that Bill Clinton - who is still not the Democratic presidential candidate - has spoken far more lewdly about women than he ever did.

Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course – not even close

 

4. Accusing him of racism

Last year Trump tweeted the following:

5. Accusing him of sexism

Rather than open a dialogue, Trump seems fixated on Bill Clinton, almost as though the former president is his opponent, rather than Hillary.

All of this suggests that Trump will attack his fellow presidential nominee over her personal life at the next debate, set to take place on Monday 10 October.

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