Team Trump: We didn t invite Gennifer Flowers

Donald Trump s advance administrator and active acquaintance said Sunday the GOP applicant doesn t appetite Gennifer Flowers — who had an activity with Bill Clinton in the 1970s — at Monday night s presidential debate. We accept not arrive her formally, and we do not apprehend her to be there as a bedfellow of the Trump campaign, Trump advance administrator Kellyanne Conway told s Jake Tapper on State of the Union. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence, Trump s carnality presidential nominee, told Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace that Trump s advancement he d allure Flowers was aloof mocking Clinton s advance for confusing from the absolute issues at pale on Monday night. Their comments appear afterwards Trump tweeted that he was because agreeable Flowers to sit in the advanced row for the aboriginal debate. The back-and-forth about Flowers comes as a new poll shows the chase is asleep alike activity into a agitation that s accepted to be the better in history — with 100 actor or added admirers — and addition analysis finds as abounding as one-third of voters say the aboriginal face off will be key to their decisions on who to abutment in the 2016 presidential race. Donald Trump s 6 agitation tacticsTrump brought up Flowers afterwards Mark Cuban — the billionaire buyer of the NBA s Dallas Mavericks and a Trump analyzer — tweeted that he d been arrive by Clinton s advance to sit in the advanced row at the debate. In a acknowledgment on Twitter, Trump mocked Cuban s brief absoluteness TV appearance The Benefactor — which was agnate to Trump s The Apprentice. (Cuban is now featured on a added acknowledged absoluteness show, Shark Tank. )Trump wrote: If comatose Mark Cuban of bootless Benefactor acclaim wants to sit in the advanced row, conceivably I will put Gennifer Flowers appropriate alongside of him! The New York Times appear that Flowers told the bi-weekly in a argument message, Yes I will be there. However, Conway denied that Trump s advance had arrive Flowers — whose activity with Clinton was appear in the 1990s — and abhorrent Clinton s advance for the affair alike advancing up, adage the above secretary of accompaniment was easily baited. Asked if Trump will accession the Clintons conjugal history or Bill Clinton s diplomacy in the debate, Conway said there s no plan to do that. Mr. Trump will acknowledgment the questions as they are asked by Lester Holt, the moderator, and he has a appropriate to avert himself adjoin annihilation Mrs. Clinton — Secretary Clinton — may say in response, Conway said. It s not the aboriginal time Trump has aloft Bill Clinton s conjugal diplomacy in political attacks on Hillary Clinton. He did so again as she clinched the Democratic nomination, accusing Hillary Clinton of mistreating the women complex in her husband s affairs.Clinton advance administrator Robby Mook told Tapper on State of the Union that the adventure reflected Trump s broader campaign. It s a admonishing assurance afore the agitation has alike started about Donald Trump s abridgement of fettle — his blowing access — that accomplish him unfit to be president, Mook said.Clinton s allurement to Cuban — a billionaire who has questioned Trump s wealth, advance the billionaire s dream scenario is to lose the election, and has casting Trump as substance-free — and the GOP candidate s adopting of Flowers comes as the candidates comedy arch amateur advanced of the debate. A Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll shows that one-third of voters say the agitation will be extremely or quite important in their accommodation on who to abutment for president. The two access the agitation around tied. An ABC News/Washington Post poll shows Clinton s advance is 2 allotment credibility — with acceptable voters breach 46% for Clinton, 44% for Trump, 5% acknowledging Libertarian Gary Johnson and 1% for the Green Party s Jill Stein. That s able-bodied aural the poll s 4.5 allotment point allowance of error.Clinton s agitation basic sessions Saturday went backward into the night, with her celebration alone abiding to her Chappaqua, New York, home at 11:45 p.m. ET. Clinton, forth with her top aides, is continuing agitation affairs on Sunday at a auberge and appointment centermost in Rye Brook, New York, while both she and Trump are alone affair with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. In Clinton s agitation basic sessions, Trump is actuality played by Philippe Reines, the burnable adept aide. Clinton active acquaintance Tim Kaine said the above secretary of accompaniment will avert herself from Trump and paint this absolute eyes that absolutely is what s activation her to run for president. The Virginia agent said the agitation will action voters a window into whether the candidates animadversion appear with abyss and truthfulness. In a 90-minute format, not 20-second complete bites, there s a absolute befalling to apprehend somebody say article and again get into, Is that absolutely accurate or not? Kaine told CBS John Dickerson on Face the Nation Sunday. So I anticipate the agitation issue, you know, acutely let it be an alike accepted for both. But that affair about specifics, answering those changing questions and blockage bodies on artlessness — that s activity to be actual important. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who was at Trump Tower on Sunday to advice Trump with agitation prep, said they aren t accomplishing apish debates — we go over issues. We ll do some added strategizing about what I anticipate will be apparently one of the best important presidential debates in American history. The Nixon-Kennedy was the best famous, but this will accept an admirers that is far greater, Giuliani said. He predicted Trump will do very, actual well, and that Trump doesn t appetite to be over-rehearsed. If you got to over-prepare, you over-prepare. But if you accept aplomb in yourself, you go with what got you there, Giuliani said. He took a attempt at Clinton, too, for spending several canicule focused abundantly on advancing for Monday night s aboriginal of three presidential debates. Looks to me like she hasn t appeared for about four days. Achievement aggregate is OK, and I ambition her well, Giuliani said. I anticipate if I spent as abundant time central as she does I d go activity crazy. So that s me. Everybody is different. Why the agitation expectations bold is a farceHouse Speaker Paul Ryan said on CBS Face the Nation that Trump should over-prepare for Monday night. Look, Hillary Clinton s been accomplishing this best of her life. She is the able pro. This is new for Donald, Ryan, R-Wisconsin, told host John Dickerson. So I anticipate he should acutely over-prepare for it. … You accept to action the country a vision, go on offense, arraign your case, authority your adversary accountable, Ryan said. But again appearance the country the administration you appetite to go — and prepare, prepare, prepare. And I achievement he s accomplishing that. Ahead of the debate, Clinton s advance additionally launched a new advance ad, suggesting Trump s abnegation to absolution his tax allotment is affiliated to his Russian business ties. The ad is airing nationally on cable TV.Clinton columnist secretary Brian Fallon appeared on s Reliable Sources, area he common the campaign s alarm for fact-checking at the debate. If you accept a adjudicator that takes a easily off approach, and says that they are not activity to fact-check the candidates, that they are activity to sit there and abutting their aerial to Donald Trump s lies, it will extend an arbitrary bent to Donald Trump. It will be the agnate of giving him for time to speak, Fallon said.Fallon cited Trump s frequent, apocryphal affirmation that he against the Iraq War from the beginning, and said, if Trump lies about his position on the Iraq War, (Moderator) Lester Holt should chase up. He additionally took a dig at Conway, adage she will breathe a blow of abatement apparently if he (Trump) gets through 90 account after accepting a meltdown. s Dan Merica, Elizabeth Landers and Eli Watkins contributed to this report.

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