As several senators step down after allegations of sexual harassment, the fact remains we have a president who has been accused by nineteen women of sexual assault. One is too many, but just the sheer amount of victims of Trump’s alleged aggressive and piggish behavior is mind-boggling.
Let us not forget that we will most likely end up with a senator in Congress who has been alleged by several women to have sexually assaulted them when they were minor girls. The people of Alabama get to decide his fate because the Republican National Committee choked and allowed Roy Moore to continue his campaign.
With so much focus and discussion finally happening around the issue of women (and men) being sexually assaulted, Trump’s accusers banded together to let their voices be heard.
Rather than allow their voices to be heard and respect that they feel violated, however, the White House officially responded to their accusations by committing to rolling out witnesses to dispute each accusation. Basically, they’re going to call each one a liar.
You can’t really expect different from the man in orange. Unfortunately, false accusations do happen, and it’s egregious when it does. However, this isn’t one or two women making accusations against the president. This is nineteen. The chances of all of them lying about their accusations are slim. Not to mention, Trump has literally admitted to sexually assaulting women on tape.
During the White House press briefing, Sarah Huckabee Sanders trotted on out to her podium to shill for Trump. She said:
‘Look the president has addressed these accusations directly and denied all of these allegations, and this took place long before he was elected to be president, and the people of this country had a decisive election, supported President Trump, and we feel these allegations have been answered through this process.’
Woah. Let’s just hold up for a second and take a look at her statement. What’s particularly interesting is when she says, “…this took place long before he was elected to be president…” That is actually very true. The allegations go back for years. However, Senator Al Franken, who recently resigned due to sexual assault allegations, resigned over his allegations despite many happening before he was even a senator. What’s the difference?
Many can look at Franken’s decision to resign as strategic in a way. The fact is his resignation created a precedence of some sort, and now many can call for Trump’s resignation by pointing at Franken’s resignation.
Sanders went on to promise reporters a list of eyewitnesses who could contradict the allegations against Trump.
‘I can say that the president has directly responded and said that these allegations are false and that’s what I’m doing and relaying that information to you. In terms of the specific eyewitness accounts, there have been multiple reports. I’d be happy to provide them to you after the briefing.’
How does she live with herself? Does she actually believe the projectile vomit that comes out of her mouth, or is she just so loyal that she’ll overlook all the accusations for the sake of her job?
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