Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump attacked a People reporter who wrote a horrifying account of being sexually assaulted by him. It was a new low for the bottom-feeding Republican presidential candidate.
Reporter Natasha Stoynoff was one of four women whose allegations of sexual abuse against Trump were published Wednesday night. But hers was probably the most disturbing. It was also probably the most damaging to Trump’s already-wobbly campaign. Stoynoff wrote in People:
“We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat.
Now, I’m a tall, strapping girl who grew up wrestling two giant brothers. I even once sparred with Mike Tyson. It takes a lot to push me. But Trump is much bigger — a looming figure — and he was fast, taking me by surprise and throwing me off balance.”
Even for a guy with Trump’s record of degrading women, his response to Stoynoff’s account is stunning. During his rally in West Palm Beach, Florida on Thursday, Trump said about her:
“She’s doing a story on Melania, who is pregnant at the time, and Donald Trump, our one year anniversary. And she said I made inappropriate advances. And, by the way, the area was a public area, people all over the place.
Take a look. You take a look. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t think so. I don’t think so.”
I hate to burst Trump’s bubble, but when a slew of women have just accused a man of forcing himself on them, especially on the heels of a bombshell video in which he boasted about doing exactly that, smearing one of the accusers as too ugly to be abused only makes that hole he’s in even deeper.
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