UPDATED: It would seem that the levy has broken, and a flood of Trump accusers is about to cleanse the filthy streets of Midtown Manhattan of the slimy residue left in the wake of the Trump Campaign.
NYT Reports Two Cases
A report in the New York Times quotes two women as saying GOP Presidential Nominee Donald Trump had “Russian Hands” and “Roman Fingers” during personal encounters years gone by.
One of the women alleges that Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt during a flight more than three decades ago. The other says he kissed her on the mouth outside an elevator in 2005.
Trump denied the allegations in an interview with the Times. In a statement issued by his campaign after the report was published, spokesman Jason Miller said, “This entire article is fiction.”
In Sunday’s second presidential debate, Trump said he talked about stuff like that as “locker room talk,” but never did it, not once, never, cross his heart and hope to die. This report indicates Trump may be a liar.
Jessica Leeds, 74, told the Times that she sat beside Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York when she was 38. She didn’t know him. Leeds said Trump groped her and tried to reach up her skirt. “His hands were everywhere,” she said.
“He was like an octopus,” Leeds told the paper. “His hands were everywhere.”
The second woman, Rachel Crooks, was a 22-year-old receptionist at a real estate company in Trump Tower who said she came face to face with Trump outside an elevator there in 2005. She said that after she introduced herself to Trump and they shook hands, he would not let go, then kissed her cheeks and “kissed me directly on the mouth.”
“I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that,” she said.
Days later, Trump, then recently married to his wife Melania, came to her office and requested her phone number, saying he planned to give it to his modeling agency. Crooks was skeptical, but agreed. She was never contacted by the agency, the Times reported.
Trump denies the allegations and called the Times reporter who questioned him a “disgusting human being.
PALM BEACH POST: “Donald Just Grabbed My Ass!”
For more than 10 years, it was something Mindy McGillivray said she shared only with a close circle of family and friends.
That changed Sunday night. Donald Trump was asked during the presidential debate about when he bragged that he kissed women without their consent and grabbed their genitals – remarks captured on audio that surfaced last week.
Trump apologized for the remarks and dismissed them as “locker room talk.” But the debate moderator, CNN’s Anderson Cooper, asked Trump to clarify: “Have you ever done those things?”
“No, I have not,’’ Trump replied.
Watching at home in Palm Springs, McGillivray said she rose from her couch and yelled at the TV screen: “‘You liar!’’’
McGillivray, 36, said she was groped by Trump at Mar-a-Lago 13 years ago. She said she never reported it to authorities.
But her companion that day, photographer Ken Davidoff, vividly remembers when McGillivray pulled him aside moments after the alleged incident and told him, ‘’Donald just grabbed my ass!’’
HE’S SEEN IT ALL BEFORE
Buzzfeed spoke to several women who were in a dressing room at the Miss Teen USA beauty pageant in 1997. The former Miss Vermont Teen USA and three other women who did not want to be identified confirmed that Trump strode into a dressing room while several girls were changing. Some were as young as 15. One of the girls in the dressing room recalled Trump saying something to the effect of, “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”
Cassandra Searles, Miss Washington 2013, recalls that when she was a contestant, the businessman demanded the women redo their introductions when they failed to look Trump in the eye. In a Facebook post this year, Searles called Trump a “misogynist” who “treated us like cattle” and “lined up so he could get a closer look at his property.” Other contestants from the same year, like Paromita Mitra of Mississippi, bolstered Searles recollection. Mitra commented, “I literally have nightmares about that process.
Searles added in a comment on her initial post’s thread, “He probably doesn’t want me telling the story about that time he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room.”
But (CNN’s Erin) Burnett pressed, citing additional allegations against Trump from other women. “If what they say is true, does Jerry Falwell, Jr. vote for Donald Trump?”
“I’m going to vote for Donald Trump,” he replied, “because I believe he’s the best qualified to be president of the United States. And I’m not going to say anything to besmirch the character of any of these women.”
He then proceeded to do just that by casting doubt on the allegations. “It’s the heat of an election. It’s four weeks away from Election Day and everybody is in a frenzy. And so, we have to keep that in mind. The New York Times is very anti-Trump, and I believe the statement that was just released. They absolutely deny all the allegations.”
The floodgates are open. Let the streets be washed clean.