Conway: Trump rattled Hillary Clinton with Bill Clinton's accusers

Conway: Trump rattled Hillary Clinton with Bill Clinton's accusers
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“Listen, this is somebody who’s very scripted,” Trump campaign manager Kellyanne Conway said of Clinton on Fox News Radio’s “Hemmer Time” Wednesday.

“When you’re scripted, and you’re running against the most unscripted, X-factor to ever explode on the political scene—at least in our lifetimes, Bill —then you’re going to get ham[mered],” she told host Bill Hemmer. "You know, a robot only has so many microchips in its database and that one wasn’t in there. It’s like, not in the script.”

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Conway cited the second presidential debate as proof that Trump used the allegations against the former president to his advantage.

“I thought Hillary Clinton’s performance in that debate was a little bit halting,” she said of the Oct. 9 event at Washington University in St. Louis.

“Maybe part of it was the press conference that Donald Trump had right before the debate with Paula Jones and Kathleen Willey and Juanita Broaddrick and certainly Kathy Shelton, which is in a category by herself,” Conway added.

Broaddrick has accused Bill Clinton of raping her in 1978 when he served as Arkansas attorney general, while Jones sued the former president for sexual harassment. Willey has also accused Clinton of sexual assault.

Conway then explained Shelton's connection to Hillary Clinton, who represented Shelton's accused rapist in 1975 after a judge appointed her. The defendant ultimately plead guilty to a lesser charge.

“When [Shelton] was 12 and she was raped by a man in Arkansas, Hillary Clinton defended that rapist and got him a plea deal and then laughed about the polygraph test and the evidence later.”

Audio of Clinton discussing the case years later shows her laughing, but the reaction appears to related to her confidence in polygraph testing rather than Shelton or her situation.