She started out as a Saturday Night Live (SNL) writer, which is not a bad place to start. Then, she went on to a highly successful career as an advice columnist for The Elle Magazine. The respected writer just came out with a book that devoted a mere 11 pages to her experience with Donald Trump that was devastating.
E. Jean Carroll has written a book about the “hideous men” in her life. Ironically, those who know her call her experience with Trump an alleged “rape,” but she did not, according to CNN. Carroll called it “a colossal struggle.” Yet, she explained that the future president pulled down her tights. He entered her “halfway — or completely, I’m not certain.” It hurt.
Senior Editor for The Atlantic magazine David Frum tweeted:
‘Republican senators Mitt Romney & Joni Ernst agree that Carroll allegations must be investigated. NC Senator Tillis lines up with SC’s Graham. Thune tries to walk a middle line:”
Carroll ran into Trump in New York’s famous Bergdorf Goodman department store in 1995 or 1996. She thought they were joking around when the next thing she knew, he had slammed her up against a wall and allegedly attacked her sexually.
The article was printed as a cover story on The New York Times. Senior Editor for The Atlantic David Frum tweeted some presagis words:
‘The NYT is to serious journalism what the US Army is to great wars: sometimes late to arrive; but when they do arrive, they come with the big guns. Jean Caroll’s two contemporanous witnesses go on the record’
When reporters asked the president about the alleged incident, his immediate response was not a denial. It was that she was “not my type.”
Senator Mitt Romney (R-UT) told CNN there needed to be an “evaluation” into the matter. However, he neglected to mention who he thought should handle this:
‘Whether it’s congress or whether it’s another setting, I’m not sure. It’s a very serious allegation. I hope that it is fully evaluated. The president said it didn’t happen and I certainly hope that’s the case.’
Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) has worked with Romney in the Senate. She said Carroll did the right thing:
‘But obviously, there has to be some additional information. They need to interview her. They need to visit with him.’
Other Republicans either played dumb or blew it off as Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) did. After the most honorable Senator John McCain (R-AZ) died, the South Carolinian senator flipped away from McCain and over to the dark side:
‘He’s denied it, and that’s enough for me. Until somebody comes up with something new.’
CBS’ Late Night host Stephen Colbert called the alleged rape what it was “‘credible terrible.’ Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) was one of those who played it dumb. When a reporter asked him about the incident, he said they had been asking “about a story that I’ve never even read.”
While Trump had been campaigning in 2016, nearly two dozen women accused him of sexual misconduct. The clock had run out on most of their cases, and the president claimed that they were lying. Yet, given Trump’s propensity for lying, is it possible that he has been lying about her lying?
Carroll told CNN that POTUS had a predatory pattern:
‘With all the 16 women who have come forward, it’s the same – he denies it, he turns it around, he attacks, and he threatens. Then everybody forgets it, and then the next woman comes along. And I am sick of it. We have to change this culture of sexual violence.’
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