The co-author new book accusing Hillary and Bill Clinton of waging a “war on women” has a history of making crude remarks against her on top of racist and homophobic outbursts, Media Matters reported.
Robert Merrow, who bills himself as an “alternative historian,” is writing the book alongside Roger Stone, a former campaign advisor to Donald Trump. A Facebook account attributed to Stone has shown awareness of Merrow’s rants, commenting — but not objecting — to one in which Merrow uses a transphobic slur against Caitlyn Jenner.
Stone has also cited Merrow’s Facebook page, which contains many of his anti-Clinton statements, including a 2013 post in which Merrow said he hoped the former president would convince the ex-secretary of state to run, “and she loses and or both of them die from medical complications of the campaign trail begging folks to vote for Hillary. That would be nice.”
This past April, Merrow asked readers, “So do all your sexual fantasies about Hillary Clinton involve ‘snuff films?’ Probably not good for most of you to answer that question. Probably how Bill fantasizes.” That same month, he also invited readers to use his “Hillary Clinton Blow Up Doll.”
Merrow’s apparent fixation on the Clintons was reported as far back as 2008, when the Tampa Bay Times described him as a “perpetually indignant, single 43-year-old, [who] pretty much devotes his life to hating the Clintons and spreading wild, unsubstantiated allegations about them.”
“Chelsea is the seed of Web Hubbell and not Bill Clinton. Would I bet my life on it? No. I would bet my pickup truck,” he told the Times. “Hillary Clinton was sleeping with both of her law partners, Webb Hubbell and Vince Foster. And she’s a lesbian, too.”
At the time, Merrow said he could not describe his motivation besides a feeling that the couple was “sociopaths that need to be crushed and defeated.”
Media Matters also reported that Stone organized an anti-Clinton political group, Citizens United Not Timid, in 2008, saying he chose the name based on the word heard most often — especially from men — “if you casually focus-group Hillary Clinton in bars.” He also allegedly wanted to form a group with the acronym, “B.I.T.C.H.” but could not figure out a name.