Donald Trump took the gloves off 90 minutes before Sunday night's debate against Hillary Clinton, holding a meeting with four ghosts from Bill Clinton's sexual past - and letting a handful of unsympathetic reporters in to hear them speak.
Trump introduced his coalition of the willing - Kathleen Willey, Juanita Broaddrick, Kathy Shelton and Paula Jones - in St. Louis as a press pool snapped shutters and reporters shouted questions about a new audio recording of Trump saying vulgar things about women 11 years ago.
Broaddrick, an Arkansas nursing home administrator who has accused Bill Clinton of forcibly raping her when he was the state's attorney general, said that 'actions speak louder than words.'
'Mr. Trump may have said some bad words, but Bill Clinton raped me. And Hillary Clinton threatened me. I don't think there's any comparison.'
Shelton was raped at age 12 by a man whom Hillary Clinton defended in court. She has blamed the current Democratic presidential nominee for casting her as an unbalanced, untrustworthy child prone to sexual fantasies, and plea-bargaining her client down to a misdemeanor.
'At 12 years old Hillary put me through something that you would never put a 12-year-old through,' Shelton said.
'And she says she's for women and children. And she was asked last year what happened, and she said she's supposed to defend [clients] whether they did it or not. Now she's laughing on tape, saying she -'
Shelton, overcome with emotion, stopped speaking.
'You went through a lot,' Trump said.
'Yes sir, I did,' she answered.
Shelton joined Twitter on Saturday, and immediately started firing off messages targeting the Clintons.
'I may be Hillary Clinton's 1st female victim. She ruined my life; defended my rapist & blamed me. I was 12 yrs old. Then she laughed at me,' one message read.
'I don't care if Trump said gross things. I care that Hillary Clinton lied, terrorized, & mocked me, defending my rapist,' she added.
Jones, who won an $800,000 lawsuit settlement after accusing Bill Clinton of sexual harassment, said she supported Trump: 'I think everybody else should vote for him ... he's a good person. He's not what other people have been saying he's being, like Hillary.'
And Willey, who pointed fingers at Bill Clinton for allegedly groping her in a room near the Oval Office, was also present as a Trump cheerleader.