After Hillary Clinton’s campaign seated notorious Donald Trump troll Mark Cuban in the front row of the first presidential debate, Trump fired back by threatening to invite Gennifer Flowers, who accepted.
“If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Jennifer (sic) Flowers right alongside of him!” the GOP nominee tweeted Saturday.
Shortly afterwards, Trump deleted the tweet and posted one with the correct spelling of Flowers’ name.
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
An assistant to Flowers later confirmed to BuzzFeed News that she accepted Trump’s invitation.
“Ms. Flowers has agreed to join Donald at the debate,” she said.
On Friday, Cuban announced that he had front row seats to the debate and made it clear that he was rooting for Clinton. Cuban declared that he was ready to see a “humbling at Hofstra” University, where the debate will be held.
— Mark Cuban (@mcuban) September 23, 2016
An anonymous aide later told CNN that the Clinton campaign was behind getting Cuban the ticket, saying: “He has the best seat we have access to.”
Earlier in September, Cuban offered to donate $10 million to a charity of Trump’s choice—or to Trump himself—to conduct an interview about policy during which the GOP nominee would not be allowed to mention the Clintons.
A Trump campaign ad released on Tuesday drew on archival footage of the Clintons being interviewed about Flowers, featuring a shot from the 1992 episode of “60 Minutes” where Bill Clinton denied having an extramarital affair with Flowers. Years later, Clinton acknowledged that he had a sexual encounter with her.
This post has been updated.