Prominent Bill Clinton accuser Juanita Broaddrick criticized the Donald Trump campaign Sunday for a May campaign ad that featured her tearful testimony about her alleged rape to attack his opponent Hillary Clinton.
In 1999, Broaddrick came forward and accused then-Arkansas Attorney General Clinton of raping her in a Little Rock hotel room in 1978. The Trump campaign later used her words from that Dateline interview in an Instagram attack ad. “He starts to bite on my top lip and I try to pull away from him,” she can be heard sobbing.
The campaign never asked Broaddrick for permission to use her voice or story. “I was really hurt,” she told Buzzfeed. “You take the most awful part of my Dateline interview, where I’m crying, trying to relate what had happened to me, and put that in a campaign ad? I thought it was very tasteless.”
Still Broaddrick plans on voting for Trump in the fall, telling Buzzfeed she couldn’t possibly send her rapist and the woman who protected him back to the White House. And in a radio interview that aired shortly after the ad was released, Broaddrick said it was “painful to hear” but she was “not unhappy” about the ad.
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