Besides surviving the scandal, Clinton performed masterfully in New Hampshire, inspiring crowds by demonstrating his appealing personality and impressive command of policy. There's no clear rhyme or reason as to what kinds of scandals will bring down a candidate and which kind of politician can survive. On January 26, President Clinton, standing with his wife, spoke at a White House press conference, and issued a forceful denial in which he said: Whatever the case, anyone who has ever been married knows that her decision to remain married to the man who cheated on her countless times was personal, and extremely complicated. Then in October , an Access Hollywood recording of Clinton's opponent, Donald Trump , having a lewd conversation in which he jokes about groping women was released during the campaign, and Trump attempted to deflect the issue by citing Bill Clinton's accusers. Stars Screen Binge Culture Media.