What we need to recognize is that when returned these verdicts will not just tell us about these individual cases; they will foretell whether we are moving toward a political culture of accountability to the nation’s stated ideals.
Donald Trump was afraid to face his wife following the leak of the infamous Access Hollywood tape. A new book about the First Lady outlines the fall out in their relationship.
Trump’s comments about women on Access Hollywood became an issue during the 2016 election. The then Republican candidate told a TV host in 2005 that he could “grab them by the pussy.”
Following the tape’s release to the public, Trump was nervous about seeing Melania Trump, according to The Art of Her Deal, a new book by journalist Mary Jordan.
“Trump was quiet,” Jordan writes. “[Former New Jersey Governor [Chris] Christie knew what Trump was dreading: facing Melania.”
“Trump was so embarrassed that, as one person in the room recalled, ‘He turned red; red was coming up his neck to his ears,” the book claims.
“‘I think he understood early on that it was going to create ramifications for him at home, too,'” Jordan goes on to quote.
Christie, who played a major role in Trump’s campaign, reportedly explained: “Everybody was saying, ‘You should go upstairs and see Melania. Why don’t you go upstairs now and see Melania?'”
“That night he seemed frightened to go face his wife,” another one of Jordan’s sources said.
When Trump finally did speak to Melania, she showed off her “fury quietly and deliberately.” She was also worried that the release of the tape could cost them the presidency.
“Now you could lose,” Melania reportedly told Trump. “You could have blown this for us.”
The future First Lady eventually issued a public rebuke of her husband, though the same statement also defended his character. Mary Jordan’s book has been controversial, but she is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist.
A man who was arrested for groping a female passenger while on a flight reportedly told the officials who arrested him that “the president of the United States says it’s OK to grab women by their private parts.”
ABC News reported that they had seen court documents in which Bruce Michael Alexander was accused of twice illegally touching the breasts of female passenger. The alleged victim was sitting in a seat in front of Alexander while they were both on a flight from Houston to Albuquerque on Sunday.
‘Man accused of groping woman: Trump “says it’s OK to grab women by their private parts”‘
— The Hill (@thehill)
October 23, 2018
Bob Woodward describes in his new book, “Fear: Trump in the White House,” not only a White House filled with conflict and chaos but also one with a frosty relationship between the first couple.
Woodward says that first lady
Melania Trump refused to be seen on television
Donald Trump can distance himself from Roy Moore's past abuse of women all he wants, but he'll never be able to escape his own.
Trump supporters wanting to talk about the issues as a way to dodge an avalanche of bad press for their candidate shouldn't forget that he is a disaster in that area, too.