Trump Opens Up the Door for Further Conversations With Women Who Accused Him of Sexual Misconduct

FILE - In this Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump speaks with reporters as he arrives for a New Year's Eve gala at his Mar-a-Lago resort, in Palm Beach, Fla. Trump slammed Pakistan for 'lies & deceit' in a New Year's Day tweet that said Islamabad had played U.S. leaders for 'fools'. 'No more,' Trump tweeted. Meanwhile, Pakistan had no official comment but Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif tweeted that his government was preparing a response that 'will let the world know the truth.' (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

Thanks for opening that door back up, guy.

You can always tell when an aide has control of Trump’s Twitter account, as opposed to Trump having “executive time.”


When an aide is responsible, the tweets are controlled and coherent. When Trump is at it, they’re maniacal, and usually are something that will probably get him in hot water, at some point.

Take for instance his rage against Rachel Crooks, this morning.

Crooks is one of over a dozen women who came forward to accuse Trump of sexual misconduct before the 2016 election.

Crooks claimed that in 2006 Trump forcibly kissed her in the lobby of Trump Tower.

For further context, that was after his marriage to third wife, Melania, and in the same year he allegedly had affairs with porn star, Stormy Daniels, and Playboy model, Karen McDougal.


Yes, she’s represented by the detestable Lisa Bloom, and yes, several of Trump’s accusers received some sort of financial assistance, because of their stories, but Crooks was not among them.

Bloom defended the practice of paying witnesses in this statement:

“Most people do not get paid for interviews…. When my client is a single mother, unemployed, in dire need of therapy, on the verge of bankruptcy or all of the above, she may choose to do an interview with the outlet that will compensate her. A few thousand dollars hardly levels the playing field against a billionaire like Donald Trump, but it helps a little, and I leave that decision to my client, after she’s been fully vetted for veracity.”

Again, Crooks was not one who received any sort of payment.

Whether one of the paid or not, the bulk of those complaints against Trump have never been properly examined. Most came out before the election and nobody seemed to care.

Would it have been different if they’d have stepped forward during the primaries?

There’s no way to know, and that’s unfortunate, as it seems none of the women who came forward after the release of the 2005 “Access Hollywood” recording were as concerned about a man like Trump making it to the White House.

Still, with the #MeToo movement of 2017, brought on by the repulsive activities of another rich man, who felt his wealth and fame gave him license to sexually harass and abuse, giving these women a platform to be heard now seems warranted.


The Washington Post reported:

During one news conference, [Crooks] had asked Trump to release the security videotapes from the 24th floor that day, but he never responded. She had not heard from him, or anyone representing him, since she came home from New York.”

Likely, Trump has been told not to respond, but – executive time.

So what Trump has done by responding is invite the conversation. He has revived the call to have Crooks and the others to step up and tell who our president is.

He did that.

And he will continue to deny that anything happened, just as he did before the election and since (in spite of his audio confession, confirmed public knowledge of adulteries, or years of interviews, where he boasts of his misogyny).

But if he’s talking about it (and he is), then it’s time to hear the other side.

The conversation is too important.




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