Good Lord. Every time you think you have heard the wildest stories about Donald Trump’s past, along comes another that is even more outrageous. It’s a story based on two sources, one anonymous, talking to the Daily Beast, so take it with a fistful of salt. I’ll be bleeping out the words the Beast didn’t:
But both men also put Donald Trump in the room with cocaine, very young women and underage girls, and rich, old men there to—pardon my language, but if the Times can say p***y on its front page, I can say this—f**k them.
I’m sorry, Ivanka, I really am, because your mother raised you well and I can’t blame you for supporting your father (even if he did give—at the least—his blessing when you were 15 and signed on as a model yourself with Elite, the hard-partying high-end agency founded by notorious teen-f**ker John Casablancas) but here’s the sad truth: Your dad’s not a dog. He’s a pig.
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Young models were attracted to the fêtes with a simple, time-tested pitch. “You’ll meet rich guys who will help you,” says the photographer. “It was networking, but on a weird, bizarre scale.”
The girls were as young as 15, he says, and “over their heads, they had no idea, and they ended up in situations. There were always dramas because the men threw money and drugs at them to keep them enticed. It’s based on power and dominating girls who can’t push back and can be discarded. There’s always someone to pick them back up. Nobody wants to call home and say ‘Help me.’”
Trump would “go from room to room,” said the photographer, who added that “I was there to party myself. It was guys with younger girls, sex, a lot of sex, a lot of cocaine, top-shelf liquor” but no smoking. Trump didn’t approve of cigarettes.
Those men at these parties often knew each other. “It’s a small community,” the photographer says. “They exchanged information, facilitated each other. Trump was in and out. He’d wander off with a couple girls. I saw him. He was getting laid like crazy. Trump was at the heart of it. He loved the attention and in private, he was a total f**king beast.”
OK, this just keeps getting more and more ridiculous. There are times I wonder whether the Big Guy in the Sky concocted the Donald Trump candidacy as a sort of practical joke, where he just ratchets up the absurd allegations, week after week, and sees whether you’re still willing to rationalize your support.
This one’s kinda easy to dismiss, of course . . . Trump supporters will just say “it’s the Daily Beast” and wave their hands around. (The candidate who says the National Enquirer has “a very good record of being right” will not be standing on very solid ground if he chooses to criticize a story based on the reputation of the outlet that published it. But I digress.) The rest of us would do well to be cautious and skeptical, as we always should be . . . especially since many of the flashier quotes come from the anonymous source.
The issue now becomes whether other news organizations take up the story and run with it.