The Donald takes the Mickey out of Bill Clinton

WASHINGTON • Mr Donald Trump dredged up a photo of Ms Monica Lewinsky and used it in a 15-second video montage on Thursday, as the Republican presidential front runner stepped up his personal attacks on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

The clip, posted on Mr Trump's Instagram account, showed a succession of pictures, among them one of former US president Bill Clinton standing beside Ms Lewinsky, the White House intern with whom he had an extramarital affair in the late 1990s.

The clip concludes with a screen of text ironically declaring Mr Clinton a "true defender of women's rights".

Mr Trump, a billionaire real-estate mogul, has sought to exploit Mr Clinton and his infidelities, calling the former president "fair game" while blasting his "terrible record" with women.

He renewed his personal attacks on the Clintons on Monday, criticising Mrs Clinton for calling him sexist. "How can she do that when she's got one of the great women abusers of all time sitting in her house?" Mr Trump asked CNN.

Asked on Thursday about the name-calling while campaigning for his wife in Iowa, Mr Clinton declined to comment.

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