President Donald Trump has certainly suffered a wide range of attempted character assassinations over the years, and we mustn’t kid ourselves by thinking that we’re nearing the end of it.
The 2016 election was a particularly filthy one, in every regard. Today, as it stands, it looks as though Hillary Clinton skated on what should have been charges by the FBI regarding her private email server, while also rigging the primaries in her favor with the help of the DNC. Oh, and this is all while Clinton keeps dropping hints about “Russia” during the televised debates with Trump, coincidentally at the same time that Democratic President Barack Obama’s administration seemed to be spying on the Trump campaign.
Then, to top it all off, the media smeared the soon-to-be President with all manner of sexual sleaze. They released a tape of some locker room talk, and when that didn’t slow him down, former adult actress Stormy Daniels came out of the woodwork to make accusations of her own.
Now, three years removed from the heaviest mudslinging against The Donald, a new accuser has stepped forward with her own story – one that, if true, does not bode well for Trump.
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A longtime advice columnist has accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her in a New York City dressing room two decades ago, saying the episode ended only after “a colossal struggle” with the then-businessman.
New York magazine on Friday published the allegations by columnist E. Jean Carroll, as part of an excerpt from her forthcoming book in which she accuses Trump, and multiple other men, of improper sexual behavior. She alleged the Trump incident occurred at the department store Bergdorf Goodman in either the fall of 1995 or the spring of 1996. Carroll is known for her “Ask E. Jean” column, which runs in Elle magazine.
The President was quick to defend himself.
Trump on Friday released a lengthy statement vehemently denying the allegations: “I’ve never met this person in my life. She is trying to sell a new book — that should indicate her motivation. It should be sold in the fiction section.”
Trump would go on to admonish those who make false accusations in the realm of sexual impropriety.
“False accusations diminish the severity of real assault,” Trump said. “All should condemn false accusations and any actual assault in the strongest possible terms.”
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