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Trump: Bill Clinton's affairs, 'abuse of women' would be 'fair game' in Hillary showdown

If Hillary Clinton attacks Donald Trump on the issue of women, the Republican candidate said Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky will be "fair game" for attacks in a potential presidential campaign.

"There was certainly a lot of abuse of women,'' Trump told Savannah Guthrie in a telephone interview on TODAY Tuesday.

"You look at whether it's Monica Lewinsky or Paula Jones or many of them. That certainly will be fair game. Certainly if they play the woman's card with respect to me, that will be fair game."

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"Though Donald Trump has pushed around nearly all of his fellow Republicans, Hillary Clinton won't be bullied or distracted by attacks he throws at her and former President Clinton," Clinton campaign spokeswoman Christina Reynolds said in a statement to NBC News.

Trump ramped up his attack on Bill Clinton Monday, tweeting that he is not afraid of Hillary Clinton using her husband against him in her campaign.

He also claimed Bill "was called a racist" during Hillary's campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination against President Obama in 2008.

Trump clarified the race comments on TODAY Monday.

"He was called that by the Obama campaign, he was called that loud and clear, he was extremely insulted,'' Trump said.

"They called him a racist. I don't believe he is a racist if you want to know the truth, but they called him a racist."

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