Trump sits with Clinton accusers hours before debate

WASHINGTON — Before the second presidential debate, Donald Trump has appeared at an event with women who accused former President Bill Clinton of rape and unwanted sexual advances.

The Republican nominee did not take questions as he appeared with Paula Jones, Juanita Broaddrick and Kathleen Willey.

Paula Jones says she’s in St. Louis to support Donald Trump. Jones is a former Arkansas state worker who filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill Clinton in 1994 for allegedly exposing himself to her in a Little Rock hotel room.

She was the first of the four women to speak as the Republican presidential nominee tried to shine a spotlight on the sexual transgressions of Hillary Clinton’s husband.

Jones offered a message about Trump: “They should all look at the fact that he is a good person. He is not what other people are saying he’s being.”

In 1998, Bill Clinton agreed to an $850,000 settlement with Jones. She was an Arkansas state worker who accused Bill Clinton of exposing himself and making indecent proposition when Clinton was governor. The settlement included no apology or admission of guilt.

She says of Trump, “He’s going to make America great again.”

Also at the event was Kathy Shelton, who was a raped as a 12-year-old. Hillary Clinton represented the suspect as a public defender