Donald Trump is now attacking a politician for making crude remarks about a woman (and saying they were on a tape too) https://t.co/pYdmWbGZHg
Ã¢ÂÂ Ben Jacobs (@Bencjacobs) November 17, 2017
Remember these are distractions from Hope Hicks and Jared Kushner being interviewed by Mueller this week and next.
“But one man apparently slipped through the cracks just before America began this reckoning. Despite facing a flurry of allegations, Donald Trump became president.”
ALLEGATION: In a July 2015 article, The Daily Beast summarized an incident (also written about in the 1993 book Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald Trump, by Harry Hurt III) in which Ivana Trump alleged a violent attack by her former husband:
“After a painful scalp reduction surgery to remove a bald spot, Donald Trump confronted his then-wife, who had previously used the same plastic surgeon.
” ‘Your f[******] doctor has ruined me!’ Trump cried.
“What followed was a ‘violent assault,’ according to Lost Tycoon. Donald held back Ivana’s arms and began to pull out fistfuls of hair from her scalp, as if to mirror the pain he felt from his own operation. He tore off her clothes and unzipped his pants.
” ‘Then he jams his penis inside her for the first time in more than sixteen months. Ivana is terrified… It is a violent assault,’ Hurt writes. ‘According to versions she repeats to some of her closest confidantes, ‘he raped me.’
“Following the incident, Ivana ran upstairs, hid behind a locked door, and remained there ‘crying for the rest of night.’ When she returned to the master bedroom in the morning, he was there.
“As she looks in horror at the ripped-out hair scattered all over the bed, he glares at her and asks with menacing casualness: ‘Does it hurt?’ Hurt writes.”
Watch: 16 women have come forward to report being sexually harassed or assaulted by Trump. Seeing their stories together is incredibly powerful, and damning. It’s time to hold him to account. 2 of 2 parts pic.twitter.com/h3qR1OhIj1
Ã¢ÂÂ RiotWomenn (@riotwomennn) November 17, 2017
There are at least sixteen women in America today who Donald Trump sexually assaulted. They have names. Their stories deserve a spotlight. https://t.co/CTPvcbyor5
Ã¢ÂÂ Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) November 17, 2017
3 Different Responses…
Al Franken: Apologized and welcomed an ethics committee to investigate.
Roy Moore: Called allegations a witch hunt and is smearing his accusers.
Donald Trump: Threatened to sue his accusers (never did) and brought Bill ClintonÃ¢ÂÂs accusers to the debate.
Ã¢ÂÂ PROUD RESISTER Ã°ÂÂÂ (@ProudResister) November 16, 2017
Seems like a good night to retweet this piece: https://t.co/TEbFmcWFSO
Ã¢ÂÂ Ezra Klein (@ezraklein) November 17, 2017
Donald Trump opening his mouth about Al Franken is beyond hypocrisy. https://t.co/rn5DzoauV5
Ã¢ÂÂ Steve Redmond (@sjredmond) November 17, 2017
L’affaire Franken seems now all too much like a set-up…
Roger Stone knowing this was going to be announced the night before it was and Sean Hannity a little too conveniently backing down from his 24-hour ultimatum to Roy Moore just prior—