The GOP Nominee Ready For ‘War’ Per Trump Advisors
It seems the “Trump tape” wasn’t the only pitfall for Donald Trump’s campaign to face. The tape, which was a hot mic moment with Hollywood Access Billy Bush, recorded Trump saying things such as “I did try and f— her. She was married,” and “Grab them by the p—y,” Trump said on the tape. “You can do anything.”
Trump has also been accused of sexual assault based on these comments: “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful — I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait.”
Since the tape dropped, Trump has made an apology and went on the offensive against Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. One of the ways he has done that is to deflect off of his allegations by presenting the “Clinton women.” Four women who have made allegations of sexual assault against former president Bill Clinton.
Initially, it seemed to have swayed many GOP personnel from jumping off team Trump but apparently, the tape was just the beginning. Late last night, the New York Times, People Magazine, Buzzfeed and the Daily Beast along with countless others have more and more allegations that Trump sexually assaulted them—including a People Magazine reporter who shared her story as well.
“We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us,” People reporter Natasha Stoynoff wrote via People.com. “I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat.”
For Stoynoff, it didn’t there as Trump allegedly claimed to her “you know we are going to have an affair right? Have you ever been to Peter Luger’s for steaks? I’ll take you. We’re going to have an affair, I’m telling you.”
Stoynoff was just one of many women who came forward with allegations against the GOP nominee. The Daily Beast has found eleven different cases of allegations where Trump allegedly acted out his “locker room talk” on women—including his former wife Ivanka Trump.
Jessica Leeds, who worked for Trump in 1978, and Rachel Crooks, who also worked for him in 2005, reported their allegations to the New York Times. Crooks told the Times that the GOP nominee tried to kiss her on the mouth when she worked for him as a secretary. Leeds told the Times that Trump grabbed her breasts tried to slip his hand up her skirt in the first-class cabin of a plane more than three decades ago.
“He was like an octopus,” Leeds told the paper. “His hands were everywhere.”
The Palm Beach Post found another woman who came forward. 36-year old Mindy McGillivray claimed to the Post that Trump groped her 13 years ago. She was working with a photographer Ken Davidoff when the alleged incident happened. Davidoff also reported to the Post that McGillivray pulled him aside and told him of the incident.
“All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I think it’s Ken’s camera bag, that was my first instinct,” she said to the Post. “I turn around and there’s Donald. He sort of looked away quickly. I quickly turned back, facing Ray Charles, and I’m stunned.’’
The Trump campaign has denied all of the allegations and there are reports the GOP candidate is planning on suing the New York Times to have them retract the article.
A lawyer representing Trump sent an email to the New York Times demanding the retraction of the article.
“Your article is false, defamatory, and constitutes libel per se,” the letter reads. “Clearly, The New York Times is willing to provide a platform to anyone wishing to smear Mr. Trump’s name and reputation prior to election irrespective of whether the alleged statements have any basis in fact.”
The campaign further clarified how these allegations are only meant to smear the GOP nominee and detract from Clinton’s own issues.
“To reach back decades in an attempt to smear Mr. Trump trivializes sexual assault, and it sets a new low for where the media is willing to go in its efforts to determine this election,” Jason Miller, senior communications advisor, said in a statement to Politico. “It is absurd to think that one of the most recognizable business leaders on the planet with a strong record of empowering women in his companies would do the things alleged in this story, and for this to only become public decades later in the final month of a campaign for president should say it all.”