October 14, 2016

...AND LOWER...:

At This Point, Women Are Lining Up to Accuse Trump of Sexual Assault (Rob Garver, October 14, 2016, Fiscal Times)

As Donald Trump stood at a podium in North Carolina Friday afternoon and denied the allegations of multiple women who have accused him of making inappropriate and physically aggressive sexual advances on them, a former contestant on his hit reality television show, The Apprentice, went in front of cameras in California to describe in lurid detail another such alleged episode.

The latest accuser, Summer Zervos, appeared briefly on the television program in 2006, but made contact with Trump afterward in hopes of getting a job. On Friday, sitting next to attorney Gloria Allred, she tearfully described him as aggressively sexual and lewd during a meeting at a California hotel. [...]

"Some are doing it for probably a little fame. They get some free fame."

He also stepped up his odd choice of defense: implying that he doesn't find some of his accusers attractive and would therefore have been ... not interested in assaulting them?

He referred to one woman who says Trump groped her on a plane many years ago as "that horrible woman," and went on to demean her looks. "Believe me, she would not be my first choice."

He again seemed to suggest that People magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff, who wrote a first-person piece alleging that Trump assaulted her, is unattractive. "She is a liar," he said, denying that he had assaulted her. "Check out her Facebook page, you'll understand." On Thursday, Trump made similar comments, urging his followers to "look at her" and saying, "I don't think so."

Posted by at October 14, 2016 4:29 PM