Donald Trump and his Press Secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, claim that all 14 of the women who have accused Trump of sexual harassment and/or assault are lying.
At the same time, Trump admitted to sexual assault while aboard an Access Hollywood bus back in September of 2005, and his description of this assault is strikingly similar to some of these women's accusations.
Trump also famously tweeted this:
- According to Donald Trump, 14 women are liars, but he is not, even though both he and the women are speaking about the same same thing in the same terms.
- Trump seems to believe that women and men cannot work together without sexual assault taking place.
I have worked almost exclusively in the company of women for 20 years. It is not uncommon for me to be the only man in the room at any number of meetings or professional development. Prior to that, I attended an all women's college and was always the only man in class.
Despite my proximity to women for almost a quarter century, I am quite confident that no woman would claim that I sexually harassed or assaulted her.
Trump is no different than Harvey Weinstein except that he has a Republican Congress and a Press Secretary standing behind him. History will judge these people poorly.
The women who have come forward so far include:
Ninni Laaksonen, former Miss Finland.
“Trump stood right next to me and suddenly he squeezed my butt” in July 2006.
Said Trump grabbed and kissed her without consent, then offered her $10,000 for sex in 2006.
Says she was groped by Trump at the U.S. Open in 1998.
Says Trump grabbed her and attempted to kiss her at Mar-a-lago in 1997.
Apprentice contestant says Trump started kissing her and grabbing her breasts, began "thrusting his genitals" in 2007.
Said Trump reached under her skirt and grabbed her vagina through her underwear in the early 1990s.
Said Trump lifted up the armrest, grabbed her breasts and reached his hand up her skirt in the early 1980s.
Says she was assaulted by Trump in an elevator in Trump Tower in 2005.
Says Trump groped her while she was attending a concert at Mar-a-lago in 2003.
Says Trump pushed her against a wall and jammed his tongue down her throat at Mar-a-lago in 2005.
Apprentice contestant says Trump kissed her on the lips after a job interview in 2005.
Says Trump grabbed her ass and invited her to his hotel room in 2013.
Temple Taggart McDowell.
Former Miss Utah says Trump kissed her directly on the lips the first time she met him in 1997.
Says Trump repeatedly sexually harassed her and groped her underneath a table in 1993.