Perfectly illustrating the double standard coming from Trumplandia regarding people in power acting as sexual predators, former GOP presidential candidate Mike Huckabee seemed to get a case of selective amnesia when the subject of Harvey Weinstein came up during an appearance on Fox News.
During a discussion about Hillary Clinton’s recent comments regarding the Russia investigation, Fox News host Abby Huntsman pointed out that Clinton also chose to revisit the infamous 2005 Access Hollywood video, where Trump openly admitted that he likes to approach women he doesn’t know and “grab ’em by the p*ssy.”
“There was also an uncomfortable moment when [Clinton] talked about President Trump, how he admitted to being sexual assaulter,” Huntsman said. “She was asked about the [Harvey Weinstein sexual assault allegations] and she mentioned how her husband has — what he did was in the past. Anyone watching that, I think, was a little squirmy in their seat.”
Hunstman’s next question was remarkable, considering how disconnected from reality it was.
“Has President Trump ever admitted to being a sexual assaulter?” she asked Huckabee.
“I don’t recall that that’s ever happened,” Huckabee replied.
“But I do recall that Bill Clinton lost his law license,” he continued. “He was impeached. He admitted that he lied under oath and that there had been a number of women who have have never been disproven to be wrong about their allegations regarding him.”
“I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star they let you do it. You can do anything — grab ’em by the p*ssy — you can do anything.” -Donald J. Trump
Trump’s list of accusers who say he either sexually harassed or assaulted them is just as alarming as Weinstein’s, and they have “never been disproven to be wrong” either. In October of last year, the BBC listed some of the allegations against Trump — most of which reflect things he described in the Access Hollywood video.
According to Jessica Leeds, Trump groped her in the early 1980s when she was sitting beside him on a first-class flight to New York, saying he put his hands on her breasts and tried to force his hand up her skirt.
Rachel Crooks says Trump kissed her on the cheeks and “directly on the mouth” when she introduced herself to him in 2005. At the time Ms Crooks was a 22-year-old receptionist at Bayrock Group, a real estate firm based in Trump Tower.
Former writer for People Magazine Natasha Stoynoff alleges that Trump pushed her against a wall and forced his tongue down her throat at the Mar-a-Lago resort in back in 2005. Stoynoff says the incident happened during a break while she was interviewing Trump and his then-pregnant wife Melania.
This past July, Jill Harth told The Guardian that Trump groped her and cornered her in a bedroom at Mar-a-Lago in 1993, saying Trump pushed her “up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again… I had to physically say: ‘What are you doing? Stop it.’”
Former contestant on The Apprentice Summer Zervos alleges she was sexually assaulted by Trump in 2007 after he invited her to discuss employment opportunities, saying she was sitting next to him on a sofa where he “grabbed my shoulder and began kissing me again very aggressively and placed his hand on my breast,” ultimately trying get her in the bedroom where began “thrusting his genitals” against her.
Kristin Anderson told The Washington Post that while at a New York nightclub in the 1990s, Trump reached up her skirt and groped her. “It wasn’t a sexual come-on, she said “I don’t know why he did it. It was like just to prove that he could do it, and nothing would happen.”
Writing in the conservative National Review, Jonah Goldberg said that if you “decry piggish behavior only when it helps your side, or if you think accusers are telling the truth only when they speak up about people you hate (or don’t need professionally), then you don’t actually care about sexual harassment.”
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