Bill Clinton’s ex-mistress Gennifer Flowers NOT invited to debate despite Trump’s tweet

Campaign backtracks on invitation to former Penthouse cover girl

Bill Clinton’s former lover Gennifer Flowers is NOT going to be at Monday’s presidential debate between his wife Hillary and Donald Trump.

Trump’s campaign backtracked on Sunday morning saying the 66-year-old blonde had not been formally invited despite the Republican candidate’s tweet suggesting she would be.

On Saturday a furious Trump tweeted that “perhaps” he would put Flowers in the front row alongside “dopey Mark Cuban” – the Shark Tank judge and businessman whom he despises who said he would be attending the debate.

Bill Clinton’s ex then accepted on Twitter and told several media outlets including the New York Times and Buzzfeed that she would be there.

She tweeted: “Hi Donald. You know I’m in your corner and will definitely be at the debate!”

But Trump’s campaign manager Kellyanne Conway has backtracked and even semi-blamed the Clinton camp for suggestions that the former Penthouse cover girl would be there.

She told CNN’s Jake Tapper on Sunday morning: “I cannot confirm that. And I can’t believe how easily baited the Clinton campaign was.”

Conway added: “[We] have not invited her formally and we don’t expect her to be there as a guest of the Trump campaign.”

On Saturday evening Clinton’s camp addressed the issue by saying: “Hillary Clinton plans on using the debate to discuss the issues that make a difference in people’s lives.

“It’s not surprising that Donald Trump has chosen a different path.”

According to the New York Times, media experts expect the viewing figures for Monday’s debate to shatter records and it could attract as many as 100 million viewers.

The debate, which will be moderated by NBC news anchor Lester Holt, will also be streamed live on Facebook and Twitter.

Nancy Brown
Associate Editor