Donald Trump made the situation much worse for himself by insulting the looks of a woman who accused him of sexual assault during a rally in Florida.
Trump on People magazine writer who accused him of sexually assaulting her: “Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think.” pic.twitter.com/IRg8GLzSEO
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) October 13, 2016
Trump defended himself from allegations that he sexually assaulted a People magazine reporter by saying:
Then there was a writer from People magazine who wrote a story about Melania and myself on our first anniversary. The story was beautiful. It was beautiful. It was lovely. But last night, we hear that after twelve years, this took place twelve years ago this story, a new claim that I made inappropriate advances during the interview to this writer.
And I ask simple question, why wasn’t it part of the story that appeared twenty, or twelve years ago? Why didn’t they make it part of the story? I was one of the biggest stars on television with The Apprentice, and I would have been one of the biggest stories of the year. Think of it. She’s doing a story on Melania, who’s 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. Look at her. Look at her words. You tell me what you think. I don’t this so. I don’t think so.
Trump’s defense is that the People reporter wasn’t attractive enough for him to sexually assault. If he was just disputing her account of events, why would he tell the audience to look at her, and then add, I don’t think so?
With one answer, Trump showed that the 2005 tape was not an isolated incident. This is how he views women. What’s chillingly implied in his defense is that would have sexually assaulted this woman if he thought she was attractive enough to illegally violate.
Trump is dumpster fire who is burning out of control. At least seven women have come forward in less than 24 hours and accused the Republican presidential nominee of sexual assault.
The 2016 election has gone from a race for the White House to an episode of To Catch A Predator.