Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told Fox's Sean Hannity that the source of his attacks on the private lives of the Clintons is a book written by former Trump aide Roger Stone and his co-author Robert Morrow. Both men have a history of misogyny and conspiracy theories.
Appearing on the January 5 edition of Hannity, host Sean Hannity asked Trump about recently calling Hillary Clinton an “enabler” for former President Bill Clinton, who he called “one of the great woman abusers of all time.”
In response, Trump said Hillary Clinton “went after the women very, very strongly and very viciously, according to the women and according to other sources.” He added, “a major book's been written about it, and it's a book that's a very well respected book. And it was not a pretty picture, what she did.”
The book Trump is referring to is The Clintons' War on Women, authored by Roger Stone and Robert Morrow and dedicated to a Holocaust denier who blames a “Jewish plot” for the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Trump previously promoted the book in an October 14 tweet, calling it “a really tough one!”
Stone is a long-time conservative activist identified by multiple media outlets as a “professional dirty trickster.” Up until August 2015, Stone worked for Trump's presidential campaign. He recently launched a Super PAC, the Committee to Restore America's Greatness, to promote Trump's candidacy.
In 2008, Stone created the group Citizens United Not Timid, which used the acronym C.U.N.T. and said their goal was to “educate the American public about what Hillary Clinton really is.” Stone explained the group's name: “The truth is, we sat around for hours trying to come up with words for B.I.T.C.H. and just couldn't do it.”
Stone was an adviser to Trump when he explored a presidential run in 2012, and defended Trump pushing the birther conspiracy about President Obama's birthplace noting, “If there is nothing wrong why doesn't the Prez simply release his birth certificate?” Stone also gave credence to Internet-based conspiracy theories that Obama's birth certificated had “been altered.”
Stone was also involved in several campaign dirty tricks as part of Richard Nixon's 1972 presidential campaign.
His co-author, Robert Morrow, made online postings in which he wished for Hillary Clinton's death, called Chelsea Clinton a “slut” and described a fantasy scenario about how she would “have sex one day” with Bill Clinton. Morrow also posted about “niggers” and “pro-faggot judicial activism.”