Gennifer Flowers was not invited to this Monday’s presidential candidate debate by Donald Trump after all, according to his campaign manager, Kellyanne Conway.
“She has not been invited by the campaign,” Conway said on ABC’s “This Week.” “She has a right to be there if somebody else gives her a ticket,” she added.
Trump brought old issues to light naming Flowers, who says she had an affair with Bill Clinton, to the first presidential debate airing Monday night.
After learning that “Shark Tank” investor Mark Cuban was not only helping prep Hillary Clinton for Monday’s debate but was also asked to sit front and center during the face-off, Trump did what Trump does and took to Twitter.
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
Flowers responded quickly with a tweet of her own:
Hi Donald. You know I’m in your corner and will definitely be at the debate!…??’?
– Gennifer Flowers (@gennflowers) September 24, 2016
Flowers also reportedly texted the following message to The New York Times: “Yes I will be there.”
Just a week earlier, Bill O’Reilly asked Trump if he would bring up former President Clinton’s infidelity during the debates, to which Trump answered, “I don’t know what I’m going to do exactly. It depends on what level she hits you with, if she’s fair, if it’s unfair. But certainly I’m not looking to do that.”
Flowers stepped forward during Bill Clinton’s 1992 Presidential election campaign, claiming that they had a 12-year relationship. After Clinton denied it, Flowers held a press conference where she played tapes that she said she had secretly recorded alleged conversation between her and Clinton. News reports claimed they were doctored.
The 90-minute debate begins at 9 p.m. ET and will be aired live on C-SPAN, ABC, CBS, FOX and NBC, as well as CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, among other networks.