There’s no doubt this presidential election has been chock full of drama, immaturity, and unexpected power plays to one up the other. With the first presidential debate just hours away, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump have pulled out all the stops in preparation for tonight’s head-to-head, including the extension of invitations to supporters who are capable of getting under the skin of their opponent.
Hillary started by handing out a front row ticket to billionaire and Shark Tank celebrity, Mark Cuban, who is vehemently against Trump, and wasn’t shy to share his glee on Twitter.
“Just got a front row seat to watch @HillaryClinton overwhelm @realDonaldTrump at the ‘Humbling at Hofstra’ on Monday,” the tweeted. “It Is On !”
Not one to stay quiet, Trump fired back at Cuban and Clinton with a threat to invite Gennifer Flowers, a former model and actress who Bill Clinton admitted to having sexual relations with in 1977, two years after he married Hillary. Eeep!
“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!” The presidential hopeful tweeted.
While Flowers assistant told Buzzfeed she’d be happy to accept the invitation, Trump’s running mate Mike Pence told Fox News Sunday, there was no validity to the invite and was merely making a statement in response to Cuban’s expected attendance.
“Gennifer Flowers will not be attending the debate tomorrow night,” Pence said. “Donald was using the tweet yesterday really to mock an effort by Hillary Clinton and her campaign to really distract attention from where the people — the American people — are going to be focused tomorrow night, which is on the issues. It’s on the choice that we face.”
Best of luck to both candidates!
Tonight’s presidential debate will start at 9pm ET 6pm Pacific0