Donald Trump is an unrepentant monster. Most Normals know it and we have videotape to prove it. I mean, there's hard core evidence to prove a wide variety of Trump's misdeeds and atrocious behavior. Specifically, in terms of his sexual misconduct, there's tape of that, too.
I'm not necessarily talking about the rumored "pee pee tape," mentioned in the Steele Dossier. Should it be released and its authenticity verified somehow, we could potentially add it to the list. But the only tape we need in order to freely observe evidence of Trump's sexually predatory behavior is the Access Hollywood tape. And I'm not just talking about his stomach-churning quote about how he routinely grabs women "by the pussy," and that because he's a celebrity, he's allowed to do so. That's not the part I'm talking about.
Before we get into it, let's recap what happened on Megyn Kelly's Monday morning show. Three women who previously accused Trump of sexual assault and harassment re-emerged Monday.
- Samantha Holvey is a former Miss USA contestant who claims Trump deliberately walked into the pageant dressing room and "inspected" contestants, apparently while they were partly or mostly naked. While appearing on the Howard Stern Show, Trump literally confessed to doing this.
- Jessica Leeds is accusing Trump of groping her genitals while seated together on an airplane.
- Rachel Crooks says Trump kissed her without permission during an encounter at Trump Tower.
It's worth noting that Trump's own UN ambassador and former South Carolina governor Nikki Haley, herself a Republican and Trump loyalist, said:
“They should be heard, and they should be dealt with,” Haley said when asked on CBS's “Face the Nation” about the allegations other women have made against Trump. “And I think we heard from them before the election. And I think any woman who has felt violated or felt mistreated in any way, they have every right to speak up.”
Naturally, the White House emphatically denied the charges. Sarah Huckabee Sanders said during Monday's press briefing, "In terms of the specific eyewitness accounts, there have been multiple reports, I’d be happy to provide them to you after the briefing."
So, the White House is claiming they have witnesses who insist the attacks didn't occur. Either they somehow were able to dig up witnesses in the hour or two between the Kelly show and the press briefing, or Sanders is lying -- perhaps the existence of witnesses is about as real as Trump's mysterious team of investigators who went to Hawaii to look into Barack Obama's birth certificate. It's all Trumpian fiction.
What's absolutely real, though, is the existence of the Access Hollywood tape, not to mention a videotape of Trump telling a 10-year-old girl he'd be dating her soon. But let's focus on the Billy Bush incident. Here we have Trump talking about how he likes to grab women "by the pussy." He also remarks about Access Hollywood co-star Nancy O'Dell's breasts and how he once "moved on her like a bitch" while still aboard the bus.
I moved on her, and I failed. I'll admit it.
I did try and fuck her. She was married.
And I moved on her very heavily. In fact, I took her out furniture shopping. She wanted to get some furniture. I said, "I'll show you where they have some nice furniture." I took her out furniture—I moved on her like a bitch. But I couldn't get there. And she was married. Then all of a sudden I see her, she's now got the big phony tits and everything. She's totally changed her look
Then Trump asks Bush for a Tic-Tac in case he "starts kissing" soap opera star Arianne Kucker, who was waiting for Trump and Bush outside in the parking lot.
I better use some Tic Tacs just in case I start kissing her. You know I'm automatically attracted to beautiful—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 pussy. You can do anything.
We're all familiar with what Trump says on the tape. These remarks alone ought to justify the accountability being sought by Trump's victims. The act of bragging about assaulting women alone is unforgivable and indicates predatory behavior. When he issued a videotaped apology, he didn't confess to the actions he mentioned on the tape, even though he confessed to the tape being authentic and that he said the things he said. All told, Trump bragged about assaulting women in a favorable sense -- he clearly thought it was okay for Bush and Bush's crew to at least think he's done those horrendous things.
But it shouldn't matter because what comes next on the tape shouldn't be overlooked. After most news organizations usually cut away from rolling the pussy tape, Trump quite obviously spends a lot of time leering at Zucker's breasts. In addition to being a looky-loo, Trump, after being prompted by Bush, tries to awkwardly hug Zucker, then kisses her on the face, a gesture she doesn't return. This, in effect, verifies his on-the-bus remarks about uncontrollably kissing women without their permission. There are countless other events in which Trump leans in and kisses unsuspecting women, on stage and elsewhere. His line on the bus, at least about kissing, is backed up with actual evidence.
Any denials along these lines have to be regarded as lies. What we've seen with our own eyes is Trump engaging in the same inappropriate behavior he's being accused of by, at the very least, Rachel Crooks -- again, one of the three women to step forward this morning. Unfortunately, Trump's own words to Bush are so shocking and disturbing, we often overlook how he actually treated Zucker after stepping off the bus.
So, let's get real. Anyone who's observed Trump in these instances can plainly see evidence leading us to the conclusion that his accusers are on-the-level and that he did exactly what they're accusing him of. Indeed, the Access Hollywood tape shows us a lot more than his barf-inducing words. And I think we can safely add the apparent existence of "eyewitnesses" to the ongoing roster of Trump lies.