Donald Trump might actually be a man of his word, and NOT in a good way. At the debate on Oct. 9 he claimed that his statements about grabbing women’s private parts and kissing them without permission were just ‘talk,’ but now two women are sharing their stories of how he did exactly that.
This will certainly make you cringe. Donald Trump, 70, found himself in some hot — nay, BOILING –water on Oct. 7 when a video was revealed of him saying “you can do anything” to women when you’re famous. That includes “grabbing women by the p***y.” He also said “I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss, don’t even wait.” When pressed to comment on the video by Anderson Cooper at the presidential debate on Oct. 9 he said it was just “locker room talk” and that he’s never actually treated women that way. Now, two ladies have come forward to claim that that’s exactly what he did to them.
“His hands were all over me,” revealed Jessica Leeds, 74, a woman who was randomly seated beside Donald when she was upgraded to first class over 30 years ago. She told the NYT her story, and it’s appalling. The young sales rep chatted with Donald for a while before “the arm rest in the seat disappeared” between them. Suddenly, she says he began groping her body. “He started encroaching on my space. He was like an octopus, he was all over the place. He started putting his hand up my skirt and that was it, I was out of there.”
This isn’t the only story. Another woman, Rachel Crooks, 34, was horrified to hear Donald deny that he “just kisses” women at the debate, because that’s what he did to her in 2005 when she was a 22-year-old receptionist for Bayrock Group, a company based in Manhattan’s Trump Tower. Upon meeting her outside an elevator, Donald allegedly shook her hand and then pulled her close, kissing her cheek. Then he “kissed me directly on the mouth,” she revealed. “It was so inappropriate. I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.” Poor thing!
Donald denies that he committed any such alleged assault. He issued a statement, calling the New York Times article a “fiction” and a “completely false, coordinated character assassination.” Read Donald’s full statement here.
If true, these stories prove that Donald has in fact sexually assaulted women in the way he described, though he tries to insist it’s just talk. Both women expressed that they didn’t feel there was anything they could do about it because “somehow it was our fault, the attention that we received from men” said Jessica. Rachel’s friends questioned whether he had been mistaken, making her doubt herself. Many victims suffer from these kinds of thoughts and feelings, which is probably why Donald could get away with that behavior. Our hearts go out to these strong ladies.
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