Bill Clinton Congratulates Trump After Election Victory

Trump had lambasted Clinton as an abuser of women.

ByABC News
November 10, 2016, 8:47 PM

— -- Bill Clinton today called President-elect Donald Trump -- who made an issue about the former president's sexual accusers on the campaign trail -- to congratulate him on his victory in the election, according to an aide.

Ahead of the second debate, Trump gathered women who had made accusations about the former president decades ago and even had them as guests at the forum. Clinton has not been charged with a crime in the cases and has admitted no wrongdoing.

An aide to the former president said that President Clinton wished Trump well during the brief call.

During the press conference with the women ahead of the debate, Trump said: “these four very courageous women have asked to be here and it was our honor help them.”

After the first debate, Trump said he held back from mentioning Clinton's accusers out of respect for the former president's daughter, Chelsea Clinton.

"Bill Clinton sexually assaulted innocent women," Trump said at a rally in Pennsylvania. "And Hillary Clinton attacked those women viciously."

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