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When It Rains, It Pours

Posted on | October 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

Five days ago, I said that the release of the “hot mic” incident with Donald Trump effectively guarantees his defeat in the election and was denounced by commenters for stating this obvious truth. Yet if we look back now, we see Oct. 8 as the beginning of a torrential rainstorm.

Physically Attacked by Donald Trump –
A PEOPLE Writer’s Own Harrowing Story


Two Women Say Donald Trump
Touched Them Inappropriately

New York Times

Palm Beach Post exclusive: Local woman
says Trump groped her

Palm Beach Post

A Fifth Teen Beauty Queen Says
Trump Visited Dressing Room


And here is yet another story along the same lines:

Donald Trump deliberately walked in on two young Miss USA 2001 contestants while they were naked and getting dressed for a rehearsal, one of the former beauty contestants has claimed in an interview with the Guardian.
The two women were putting on their outfits to rehearse the opening number, the former contestant recalled, when Trump, who owned the pageant at the time as part of the Miss Universe family of pageants, burst into the room without a word.
Just before he entered, the former contestant said, she heard the security detail outside the dressing room tell someone approaching the door that the women inside were naked.
“Mr Trump just barged right in, didn’t say anything, stood there and stared at us,” she recalled. Trump’s attitude, she said, seemed to be: “I can do this because I can.”
“He didn’t walk in and say, ‘Oh, I’m so sorry, I was looking for someone,’” she continued. “He walked in, he stood and he stared. He was doing it because he knew that he could.”
The alleged incident happened in her shared dressing room behind the stage at the Genesis convention center in Gary, Indiana.
The woman — who did not wish to be identified — is the second competitor from the 2001 Miss USA pageant to claim that Trump took advantage of owning the pageant, which he broadcast on NBC, in order to view the contestants naked.

This isn’t about “objectification” or “misogyny” or some other feminist buzzword. This involves issues of trustworthiness and character. The fact that Hillary Clinton is ultimately as untrustworthy as Trump is irrelevant in terms of the impact these stories have on undecided voters, and issues of policy are even less relevant in that regard. We simply cannot expect a majority of Americans to elect as their president a man who cannot be trusted with their teenage daughters. Therefore, they will elect Bill Clinton’s wife, which makes no sense at all, but that’s just the way it is.



2 Responses to “When It Rains, It Pours”

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