Trump threatens to bring Gennifer Flowers to debate... UPDATE: She ‘agrees’ to sit front row at first debate!
When Hillary Clinton takes the podium at Monday night’s first presidential debate, she could be staring down an old romantic rival sitting in the front row.
Gennifer Flowers, who carried on a 12-year affair with Bill Clinton when he was attorney general and governor of Arkansas, might attend the debate at Hofstra University as Trump’s guest, BuzzFeed reported Saturday.
“Ms. Flowers has agreed to join Donald at the debate,” her personal assistant, Judy Stell, wrote in an e-mail to BuzzFeed, according to the Web site.
The development grew from a Twitter broadside Trump launched earlier that day.
“If dopey Mark Cuban of failed Benefactor fame wants to sit in the front row, perhaps I will put Gennifer Flowers right alongside of him!” he tweeted.
It was a shot at Clinton’s decision to seat Cuban, a frequent Trump critic, in the front row as her debate guest, and a signal that the Republican nominee might dredge up past Clinton scandals as ammunition.
Trump originally misspelled Flowers’ first name, then sent a corrected tweet minutes later.
The Trump campaign and Flowers did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
The spectacle of the buxom blond lounge singer shooting daggers at Hillary Clinton — perhaps just a few seats away from her former lover, Bill Clinton, who is expected to attend — would only draw more eyeballs to a debate already expected to attract 100 million viewers.
The 90-minute face-off in Hempstead, LI — the first of three planned presidential debates — begins at 9 p.m. Monday, moderated by NBC’s Lester Holt.