Whoop That Trick (Get ‘Em)
I’m sure that I’m capable of mustering up empathy for Donald Trump. Maybe as the weeks go by and more and more of his metaphorical chickens come to roost. I’ll feel sorry for Donald but the odds are against it. When in the second Presidential Debate he finally answered Anderson Cooper’s question as to whether he’d ever actually sexually assaulted women like he’d bragged about on an Access Hollywood tape. He said he’d never had. It was only a matter of time before women started coming out of the woodwork to refute his claim and it didn’t take long.
Two women came forward to the New York Times and repeated their experiences with Trump. One said while seated next to Trump on an airplane he, “grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt.” Another said he cornered her in Trump Tower and began kissing her on the cheeks and then directly on the mouth.
Buzzfeed reported that at a teen beauty pageant Trump owned. He walked thru the dressing rooms while 15-year-old girls were in various states of undress changing clothes. Behavior he’d bragged about on the Howard Stern Show. Previous reports from months ago have a couple alleging he accosted the wife while attempting to do a business deal. In his daughter’s bedroom.
The Today show tomorrow (10/13) will have a new accuser coming forth. And the rape case involving a then 13-year-old is moving forward with a hearing coming up in December.
The Trump campaign is threatening to sue pretty much everybody. They are promising to “go after the women” involved which is highly ironic given their accusations against Hillary Clinton’s response to her husband’s accusers. Make no mistake, while Trump may not quit. His campaign is dead. Dead as a doornail. And I’m not yet sad.
I’m not sad because he’s the worst candidate to ever run for President of the United States and that includes George Wallace and David Duke. Besides his behavior concerning women he’s a racist. Son of a Klan member that was arrested in a confrontation with police in 1927. Father of someone who repeatedly retweets Neo-Nazi and White-Supremacist posts. He personally has made racist statements about Black people, Muslims, Hispanics, Asians, Jews and more. He doesn’t want Black people counting his money. I won’t soon forget (ever actually) all the people willing to overlook all that to support him.
There’s no need at this point to go into all the other reasons he’s unqualified to be President. His lack of knowledge on any subject. Inability to articulate any policy. Financial ties to Russia and China. They don’t matter. He’s toast.
There will be more women coming forward to tell their stories. To those thinking of coming forward that never did out of fear of repercussions. Now is the time. Keep up the pressure. Step on his neck. You’ll be supported by the women who maybe weren’t assaulted by Trump but have stories of their own that were not heard. You’ll be supported by the contractors he stiffed and didn’t pay or paid cents on the dollar for work already completed. Come forward on behalf of the Central Park Five who if Trump had his way would have been executed for a crime they didn’t commit. For all those who Trump has belittled or taken advantage of or shown contempt for. Come forward. Whoop that trick!
Out of fairness, I’ll post an excerpt from the New York Times article which contains her response:
“In a phone interview on Tuesday night, a highly agitated Mr. Trump denied every one of the women’s claims.
“None of this ever took place,” said Mr. Trump, who began shouting at the Times reporter who was questioning him. He said that The Times was making up the allegations to hurt him and that he would sue the news organization if it reported them.
“You are a disgusting human being,” he told the reporter as she questioned him about the women’s claims.
Asked whether he had ever done any of the kissing or groping that he had described on the recording, Mr. Trump was once again insistent: “I don’t do it. I don’t do it. It was locker room talk.”
But for the women who shared their stories with The Times, the recording was more than that: As upsetting as it was, it offered them a kind of affirmation, they said.
That was the case for Ms. Taggart. Mr. Trump’s description of how he kisses beautiful women without invitation described precisely what he did to her, she said.
‘I just start kissing them,” Mr. Trump said on the tape. “It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.'”
Whoop that trick! Get ‘Em!
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