Donald Trump and women update


This video from the USA says about itself:

12 October 2016

Donald Trump says his comments with Billy Bush were just “locker room talk.” Two women disagree. They’re accusing Trump of sexual assault. One woman said, “He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere.” Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Trump “Inspected” Underage Girls In Miss Teen USA Dressing Room

12 October 2016

Donald Trump walked into the dressing room during the Miss Teen USA pageant. John Iadarola, host of ThinkTank, breaks it down.

“Yet another embarrassment for Donald Trump. This time it’s not his sexual assault comments, or him getting crushed in the polls, or him forgetting when the election is. No, this time there’s even more information about Trump creeping on beauty pageant contestants in their dressing room while they were naked.

If you’ve missed this Trump scandal while you were distracted by all the other Trump controversies, here’s some background: Earlier this week, CNN published audio of Trump bragging to Howard Stern about going backstage at the pageants he owned while the contestants (“these incredible looking women”) were “standing there with no clothes.” He boasted that “I sort of get away with things like that” because “I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it.”

The audio came months after former Miss New Hampshire Bridget Sullivan told BuzzFeed News last spring that Trump strolled through the dressing rooms to stare at the contestants. At the time, the Trump campaign dismissed the allegations as “totally false,” and now, of course, he’s on record bragging about the very actions he previously denied.

Now, more people are coming forward to expose just how creepy Trump’s behavior was.”

Read more here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

[Donald Trump supporter] Rush Limbaugh: Sexual Consent Is Overrated

12 October 2016

RUSH LIMBAUGH: You know what the magic word, the only thing that matters in American sexual mores today is? One thing. You can do anything, the left will promote and understand and tolerate anything, as long as there is one element. Do you know what it is? Consent. If there is consent on both or all three or all four, however many are involved in the sex act, it’s perfectly fine. Whatever it is. But if the left ever senses and smells that there’s no consent in part of the equation then here come the rape police. But consent is the magic key to the left.”

Read more here.

This video from the USA says about itself:

Pro-Trump Christian Explains: Women Can’t Be President, Cuz GOD

12 October 2016

Dave Daubenmire is a former high school football coach who was fired for not accepting/understanding separation of church and state. He’s now getting more attention for his YouTube video saying women can’t be president. Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Dave Daubenmire posted a video Tuesday morning assuring like-minded Christians that Trump’s boasts about grabbing women by the genitals with impunity should concern them less than the possibility of a person with female genitalia becoming president, reported Right Wing Watch.

“Women and men may be equal, but I think it’s pretty clear that the Bible teaches us that women should not be in authority over a man,” said Daubenmire, who lost his job coaching high school football in Ohio after requiring players to pray with him and expressing offensive views about LGBT people and others.

Daubenmire, founder of Pass the Salt Ministries and an unsuccessful candidate for the Ohio statehouse, clarified why many conservative Christians are willing to overlook Trump’s immoral behavior.

“Here’s the point I’m making,” Daubenmire said. “With all that’s going on with Trump and everybody screaming and hollering about that, when is the last time your pastor stood up in the pulpit and said, ‘Hey, listen, we cannot vote for Hillary Clinton because women are not to have authority over men?’”

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This video from the USA says about itself:

Weak Republicans Run Back To Trump

12 October 2016

Republican politicians who disavowed Trump, just a few days ago, are now crawling back to him. Cenk Uygur and John Iadarola, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down.

“Nebraska Sen. Deb Fischer on Tuesday reversed her call for Donald Trump to resign from the GOP ticket, telling a local radio station that it’s “not a tough choice” to back him just three days after she urged him to quit.

“I plan to vote for Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence on November 8,” she said on Nebraska’s KLIN. “I put out a statement … with regard to Mr. Trump’s comments. I felt they were disgusting. I felt they were unacceptable and I never said I was not voting for our Republican ticket.”

What Fischer had actually said was that “It would be wise for [Trump] to step aside and allow Mike Pence to serve as our party’s nominee.”
She said in the radio interview that she would no longer advocate that position because Trump had already made up his mind. (In fact, Trump tweeted barely an hour after Fischer’s call, that he would “never” quit the race.)”

Read more here.

SEVERAL WOMEN SAY THEY HAVE BEEN GROPED BY DONALD TRUMP Four women came forward Wednesday alleging the GOP nominee had groped them, two speaking out in a New York Times report. A People magazine writer wrote about Trump kissing her against her will, and another woman told The Palm Beach Post about a time Trump groped her. And backlash has been swift after supporters of the Trump campaign deployed the hashtag #Repealthe19th. [Mollie Reilly, HuffPost]

By Andre Damon in the USA:

Trump and Clinton brawl in the gutter

13 October 2016

The unprecedented level of vituperation employed by both presidential candidates and the atmosphere of violence surrounding the election campaign are malignant expressions of the intensity of the political crisis of the United States.

At a rally Tuesday in Panama City Beach, Florida, the Republican candidate, billionaire real estate speculator Donald Trump, declared, “The election of Hillary Clinton would lead to the destruction of our country.” The previous day he obliquely referred to Clinton as “the devil.”

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  1. Wed Oct 12, 2016 8:01 pm (PDT) . Posted by:

    “Raccoon” redwoodsaurus

    http://www.newsweek.com/donald-trump-words-echo-womans-allegations-507763

    > ‘He Grabbed Me’: Woman Alleges Trump Groped Her Exactly as Described on Tape
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    > By Nina Burleigh On 10/8/16

    > Updated | Donald Trump apologized for his 2005 comments about grabbing “pussy” and kissing women on the mouth, after initially brushing them off as “locker room talk.” Many politicians and headline writers today have echoed that description, or called the tape “lewd” or “vulgar.”
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    > But at least two public accounts exist of Trump doing—not just talking about—precisely what he says he does in the tape. And lawyers say the activity he described amounts to sexual harassment or assault.
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    > Jill Harth, a pageant owner trying to work with Trump in the mid-1990s, filed suit against him in federal court in Manhattan in 1997, describing a “relentless” campaign of sexual harassment and assault including an incident in which he reached under a table, put his hands on her thighs and grabbed her “intimate private parts” during a meeting at a New York restaurant.
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    > Try Newsweek for only $1.25 per week
    > Miss USA pageant contestant Temple Taggart, a former Miss Utah, last May told the New York Times Trump kissed her on the lips without her consent, and that she believed he did the same to other contestants.
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    > Early this morning, the Trump campaign released a 90-second video of Trump personally apologizing for his comments. “I never said I’m a perfect person nor pretended I’m a person I’m not. I’ve said and done things I regret, and the words released today on this more than a decade old video are one of them. Anyone who knows me knows these words don’t reflect who I am. I said it I was wrong, and I apologize.”
    >
    > He went on to discuss his campaign for president and how “my travels have also changed me.”
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    > Trump did not concede to nor apologize for any actual behavior that he described on the tape. In the 2005 audio clip, Trump told “Access Hollywood” host Billy Bush: “You know, I’m automatically attracted to beautiful—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything.”
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    > When Bush responded “Whatever you want,” Trump went further: “Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
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    > Civil rights lawyer and sexual harassment expert Lisa Bloom, who represents Harth, told Newsweek in a phone interview: “Let’s be very clear, he is talking about sexual assault. He is talking about grabbing a woman’s genitals without her consent. Some of the media has described it as locker room talk. It’s way beyond that.” She also said that the tape itself, in which Trump talks about a woman they are about to meet—among others —is evidence of workplace sexual harassment. “This is a workplace. It was harassment. They’re talking about a woman, and they come out of a bus, and they interact with her.”
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    > In 1992, Harth and her then-boyfriend George Houraney were negotiating to get Trump involved in their beauty pageant, The American Dream competition. Harth maintains Trump aggressively came onto her at their first meeting. In her lawsuit—and in an interview with Newsweek Friday night—she described physical interactions that almost exactly echo Trump’s comments to Billy Bush.
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    > Regarding “grabbing pussy,” Harth recalled that she was at a restaurant with Trump in December 1992, at a table with him and several other women. “I had a dress on, and I constantly had to lean to the left, into the other women, to get away from him. He had his hands right there.” In her lawsuit she described him touching “my intimate private parts.”
    >
    > U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Henderson, Nevada on October 5. David Becker/Reuters
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    > Harth said she and her business partner and boyfriend at the time believed they were on the verge of a deal to get Trump involved in their enterprise.
    >
    > “At the time, he had agreed to do this, he sold us on how big he was going to make this deal,” she said. “The fact that he was grabbing on me, it was like, Oh my God, how am I going to handle this now? It was shocking to have someone of that caliber doing this. I was the director of the pageant, I wasn’t one of the contestants.”
    >
    > The harassment continued throughout the business relationship, she says. “Anytime I had to deal with him on the phone or in person, I always had to fight him off of me. He was always bringing it up, how ‘I’m gonna be the best lover, I’m gonna ruin you for anybody else.’ It was constant sexual talk. It was relentless, it was nonstop, he never took me seriously as a businessperson. He was so busy trying to get with me.”
    >
    > Harth described two, more serious incidents in 1993 during which she says Trump overpowered her, once pulling her into a bedroom at Mar-a-Lago, and lay down on top of her. Harth had continued to try to work with Trump, despite his sexual aggression, because he was giving her male partner “the cold shoulder” and would only deal with her.
    >
    > She steeled herself to talk business with him, and in March 1993 he asked her to meet him at Mar-a-Lago (she lived in nearby Boca Raton).
    >
    > “I went up there, and I was so nervous.” she recalled. She said she and her partner “were going over every word I was going to use” before she left for the meeting.
    >
    > Inside his house, she said he manhandled her into a children’s room, and onto a bed. “He grabbed me. He’s a big dude, 6 foot 3, and at the time I was waif-like. He was like, ‘I’m tired, let’s lay down.’ So in this bedroom — I hate talking about this — he went for it with the kissing, he had his hands all over me, really pressing down on me, definitely had a hard on. I had worn pants strategically. I knew better than wearing a skirt around him anymore. It was a barrier of protection.”
    >
    > Harth says she wriggled free and told him she was there to talk business. That was the the last time she interacted with Trump in person until he held their American Dream competition pageant at his Trump Castle casino and hotel in Atlantic City later that year.
    >
    > When Trump did not go into business with Houraney and Harth, Houraney filled a contractual lawsuit in 1996 seeking $5 million. During the depositions for that case, Harth started describing the harassment. Lawyers in the room “shut her down” she recalled, telling her those issues weren’t germane to the case.
    >
    > Meanwhile, the National Enquirer reported that Trump had told an anonymous source: “The truth is Jill Harth is obsessed with ME—and would do everything she could to get into my pants.”
    >
    > A Trump campaign spokesperson told Newsweek that,”Mr. Trump denies each and every statement made by Ms. Harth. These 24-year-old allegations lack any merit or veracity as evidence by her repeated requests for employment, attempts to seek out Mr. Trump, and her support of Mr. Trump’s candidacy.”
    >
    > In 1997, Harth filed her own sexual harassment case. A few weeks after Harth filed her lawsuit, Trump settled with Houraney for $100,000. As part of their agreement, she agreed to withdraw her case. But she never signed a confidentiality agreement.
    >
    > There is public confirmation of Trump’s self-described compulsion to kiss unsuspecting women on the mouth. Former Miss Utah Temple Taggart has said she was a recipient. “He kissed me directly on the lips,” Taggart said. “I thought, ‘Oh my God, gross.’” Taggart added that she thought “there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like ‘Wow, that’s inappropriate.’”
    >
    > Given Trump’s taped confession about grabbing “pussy” and his compulsion to kiss beautiful women “on the mouth”—and his two decades as owner of the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants, it seems plausible that the nation is on the verge of seeing a major party presidential campaign mired in a sexual harassment scandal, in which other women start trickling out of the shadows. Friday night, CNN’s Erin Burnett reported that an anonymous friend of hers said Trump caught her “off guard” and kissed her on the mouth in his office in 2010.
    >
    > High-profile sexual harassment lawyer Gloria Allred also told Newsweek she has fielded similar calls. “I’ve had a lot of women contact me,” Allred said. “They are all confidential. Needless to say, there are a number of women who are intimidated in fear of what Mr. Trump would say or do and are not willing to say or do anything to provoke that.”
    >
    > Attorney Bloom says she has received calls from other women with stories about Trump, but that so far, they have been afraid to go public.
    >
    > “The Bill Cosby parallels are very similar,” Bloom said. “Jill has had the guts to come out publicly, unlike many others in the shadows who are afraid. The reason they came down so hard on her is to deter the others. Women see what other women go through and say I’m not signing up for that. It’s effective.”
    >
    > Harth said she feels “vindicated” by the tape. “I would love to get some kind of apology from anybody in that camp,” she said. “He thinks of this as his seduction technique, whereas I consider it assault and harassment.”
    >
    > This article was updated to include comments from the Trump campaign.

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  2. Trigger Warning: In the past 24 hours, seven women have come forward and shared their stories of being sexually assaulted by Donald Trump. As one woman, Jessica Leeds, described him, “He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere.”1

    Linda, we cannot let this man become President. Since the tape of Trump bragging about sexual assault became public, Republican leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell have been under intense scrutiny for publicly condemning Trump’s behavior while continuing to support his candidacy.2 Countless Republicans have already abandoned Trump–but with Ryan’s and McConnell’s support, this sexual predator still has a shot at the White House.

    If enough people speak up now, Ryan and McConnell will buckle under the pressure–and without the party leadership’s support, Trump will lose nearly all endorsements from across the Republican Party. Can you add your name today?

    Tell Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell: “Denounce Trump for his history of sexual assault.”
    Sign the petition

    Last Friday’s release of the incriminating Trump tape has provided women cover to come forward who before felt powerless to speak out against Trump. From their accounts, he often preyed on women who worked for him or were in a position where they felt they couldn’t report him.

    Here’s more about Trump in their words:3

    Jill Harth: “He pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress.”
    Rachel Crooks: “I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.”
    Cassandra Seales: “He continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room.”
    Mariah Billado: “I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my god, there’s a man in here’ ” in reference to Trump going into the dressing room at the Miss Teen USA pageant.4

    Also revealed yesterday – he was caught on tape joking about dating a 10 year old.5 It is not enough to denounce this behavior. To show they are not complicit with sexual assault, Republican leaders Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell need to denounce his entire candidacy.

    Ryan and McConnell are already under intense pressure from the public and are concerned about losing their control of the House and Senate, we just need to push them over their tipping point.

    Can you pile on by adding your name right now?

    –Nita, Shaunna, Kat, Karin, Adam, Holly, Kathy, Onyi, Susan, Anathea, Audine, Shannon, Megan, Libby, Emma, PaKou, and Pilar, the UltraViolet Action team

    Sources:

    1. All of Donald Trump’s Accusers: A Timeline of Every Alleged Grope and Assault, The Daily Beast, October 12, 2016

    2. Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Reject Donald Trump’s Words, Over and Over, but Not His Candidacy, The New York Times, October 10, 2016

    3. All of Donald Trump’s Accusers: A Timeline of Every Alleged Grope and Assault, The Daily Beast, October 12, 2016

    4. Teen Beauty Queens Say Trump Walked In On Them Changing, Buzzfeed, October 12, 2016

    5. ‘I want to puke’: Internet recoils in disgust over video of Trump skeezing on a 10-year-old girl, RawStory, October 12, 2016

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