Donald Trump Invokes Monica Lewinsky to Defend Attacks on Bill Clinton

Trump was asked about his tweet that Clinton has a "record of women abuse."

“Well, if you look at the different situations; of course, we can name many of them. I can get you a list and I'll have it sent to your office in two seconds,” Trump said this morning via telephone on the “Today” show.

In mentioning Lewinsky, the former White House intern with whom Clinton had an affair, and Paula Jones, a former Arkansas state employee who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Clinton during his presidency, Trump was referring to ghosts of Clinton’s past as the former president prepares to hit the campaign trail next week.

Trump had teased both Clintons on Twitter early Monday:

Trump was also asked this morning whether he had a change of heart from a 2008 CNN interview in which he called Clinton’s impeachment “nonsense” and suggested his affair with Lewinsky was “totally unimportant.”

“I'm dubbed as a world class businessman, which frankly that's what I am, and I got along with everybody,” Trump said. “I got along with the Clintons.”

Meanwhile, Trump’s daughter Ivanka is coming to her father’s defense about his attitude toward women.

Bill Clinton will hold his first solo public events on behalf of his wife in New Hampshire next Monday.