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Trump leads Clinton in marriages, 3 to 1. That may not stop him from attacking hers

 (John Locher / Associated Press)
(John Locher / Associated Press)

Will he bring up the blue dress? The thong? The cigar?

Donald Trump appears to be setting the stage to start attacking Hillary Clinton for her husband's marital infidelities, whose sordid details engrossed the nation during the end of Bill Clinton's presidency.

At the debate this week, Trump held back -- out of respect for their daughter, Chelsea, he said.

But in an interview Thursday with NH1 in New Hampshire, Trump said that at the next debate he might not exercise such restraint.

"We’ll see what happens," he said.

In recent days, Trump's advisors have said that when the candidates spar again on Oct. 9 in St. Louis, he might raise Bill Clinton's famous affair with Monica Lewinsky.

Taking the low road would carry political risks for Trump. It could be seen as a move of desperation. It could earn Hillary Clinton sympathy from female voters.

And it could open a conversation about Trump's less-than-perfect marital history.

In 1991, after Trump's affair with actress Marla Maples became public, his wife, Ivana, divorced him. Trump married Maples two years later, then divorced her in 1999. He married his current wife, Melania, in 2005. 

So if Trump raises Bill Clinton's history, is it fair for Hillary Clinton to mention Trump's?

"I guess," Trump said in the interview. "I mean, they can, but it's a lot different than his."

"I have a very good history,” he said.

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