E. Jean Carroll show up for court in Trump lawsuit.

Trump Got Shredded In E. Jean Carroll Rape Trial Closing Arguments

Trump’s past behavior and statements were used against him as lawyers for E. Jean Carroll delivered closing arguments in her civil rape lawsuit against the former president.

Reuters reported:

During closing arguments in a civil trial over Carroll’s claims of rape and defamation, the lawyer Roberta Kaplan said the hot microphone tape showed Trump describing his “standard operating procedure” of kissing women without consent and then sometimes grabbing their genitals.

“He admitted on video to doing exactly the kinds of things that have brought us here to this courtroom,” Kaplan told jurors in Manhattan federal court.

In the video, Trump is also heard to say, “When you’re a star, they let you do it.”

Kaplan said, “He thinks stars like him can get away with it. He thinks he can get away with it here.”

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The E. Jean Carroll civil rape trial is important because Trump abused his position as president to defame her, which is not what this particular trial is about, but Carroll winning the rape trial would set the stage for Trump potentially losing the defamation case.

An adult lifetime of what is allegedly predatory behavior toward women is coming back to haunt Donald Trump.

For decades, Trump self-created the myth that he is Teflon and above the law, but a verdict for Carroll in court would represent some overdue accountability for Donald Trump.

Jason is the managing editor. He is also a White House Press Pool and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements. Awards and  Professional Memberships Member of the Society of Professional Journalists and The American Political Science Association

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