Trump Wages Vile Smear Campaign Against Women Who Came Forward to Speak Their Truth
The Trump campaign's reaction was swift and unequivocal. "This entire article is fiction," read the first line of the campaign's statement. In other words, those women are liars.
And worse yet, Trump has been victimized. "For the New York Times to launch a completely false, coordinated character assassination on a topic like this is dangerous," it continued. "To reach back decades in an attempt to smear Mr. Trump"—just like the Trump camp has been doing with Bill Clinton—"trivializes sexual assault."
Actually, you know what trivializes sexual assault—when you joke about it to impress your buddies and then dismiss it as "locker room" talk. You know what trivializes sexual assault—when women come forward to speak their truth and you suggest that they're either lying or crazy or they’re vindictive.
It's not enough that Trump grabbed and groped and fondled these women against their will, now he's denying their experience, and now he's the victim.
“None of this ever took place,” said Mr. Trump, who began shouting at the Times reporter who was questioning him. He said that The Times was making up the allegations to hurt him and that he would sue the news organization if it reported them.
“You are a disgusting human being,” he told the reporter as she questioned him about the women’s claims.
To be fair, it's probably been pretty rough on Trump—the realization that these women wanted nothing to do with him, that they were disgusted and repelled him and literally fled from him as soon as they had the chance. What an ego blow finding out that, even if you're a "star," women find you repulsive.
What a disgusting human being.