Here’s What Donald Trump Really Thinks About Bill Clinton

He’s a superfan.

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Donald Trump ripped into former President Bill Clinton at Sunday’s second presidential debate, reprising decades-old allegations of rape and sexual harassment while painting Hillary Clinton as a craven enabler. But he was whistling a much different tune for years. Trump invited the ex-president to his wedding, posed with him at the US Open, and praised Hillary’s handling of the president’s scandals, suggesting that the women in question were physically unattractive. And as recently as 2012, he was praising Bill Clinton as “great” on his relentless Twitter feed:

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