Add it to the long list of things Trump doesn’t really understand about his job, but sometimes staying quiet and not having a Twitter meltdown over negative stories really is the best policy, especially when one can be fact-checked this hard in response.
Trump went on quite the Twitter rampage on Tuesday morning, tweeting 11 times before noon EST. Most of those tweets were simply more misdirection and disinformation about Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the alleged collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russian government operatives. Another subject Trump briefly paused from his “NO COLLUSION!” narrative to rant about, however, were claims made by one of the 20 women who have accused Trump of sexual misconduct.
Of course, the correct response would be “who would do that to a woman?” period, but Trump wants everyone to know that when he sexually assaults a woman, he’s smart enough to do it when cameras aren’t around. But is he?
Rachel Crooks has never wavered from her claim, nor is there any report that lawyers paid her money or paid off her mortgage. She, along with two other accusers, sat for a press conference more than a year after Trump won the presidential election and told the same story she told during the elections, when her story could not have affected the outcome at all.
Now that Trump has pointed out that security cameras may have been present, the calls for those tapes to be released will be deafening. Crooks believes that tapes do exist and their release will prove that she has told the truth throughout her claims, although whether or not the rabid Trumpsters would believe her even with video evidence remains to be seen. One thing is certain, though: if those tapes exist somewhere, they will now become the most sought-after pieces of film in the world. That would never have happened if Trump had not made a point to mention them in his tweets.
Twitter was not buying Trump’s denials, either, and their outpouring of support for Crooks was heartening to see.
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