Gennifer Flowers Agrees To Join Trump At First Presidential Debate

Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump gestures during a speech in Virginia Beach, Va., Monday, July 11, 2016. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)
Start your day with TPM.
Sign up for the Morning Memo newsletter

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.

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.

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.”

Cuban, rumored in June to be one of the names on Trump’s list of vice presidential picks, is also the leading skeptic when it comes to the GOP nominee’s claims about his wealth.

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.

Latest Livewire
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: