The ridiculous 36 year old story of Trump supposedly groping a woman or women has no legs, if you’ll pardon the pun. Upon examination, it falls apart.
You don’t need more than common sense to wonder why someone would wait 36 years to complain. Or why a People magazine writer would now come forward with a story. Could it be that they are pro Hillary and want to come to her aid by scandalizing Trump? Thirty years ago women were hardly of the mind that they had to keep quiet about things. Feminism has been around longer than that. If they wanted to stand up for women, why didn’t they then? They certainly would have found support.
But they didn’t because it isn’t true.
An older friend called to say that she had seen Trump in Manhattan 30 years ago. She remarked on what a handsome man he was. He would hardly need to seek out women; they were throwing themselves at him. Of course! Those of us who remember popular history recall him as a dashing, wealthy guy who never lacked for beautiful women around him.
Most importantly, though, Trump addressed this yesterday in a speech in West Palm Beach. I listened to the whole thing. Here are the relevant parts:
The Clintons are criminals. This is well-documented, and the establishment that protects them has engaged in a massive cover-up of widespread criminal activity at the State Department and Clinton Foundation in order to keep the Clintons in power. Never in history have we seen such a cover-up as this, one that includes the destruction of 33,000 emails, 13 phones, laptops, missing boxes of evidence, and on and on.
People who are capable of such crimes against our nation are capable of anything.
And so now we address the slander and libels that was just last night thrown at me by the Clinton Machine, the New York Times, and other media outlets, as part of a concerted, coordinated and vicious attack.
It is not coincidence that these attacks come at the exact same moment, and all together at the same time, as the WikiLeaks documents expose the massive international corruption of the Clinton Machine – including 2,000 more emails this morning
These claims about me of inappropriate conduct with women are totally and absolutely false – and the Clinton Machine knows it is. It’s all fabricated. It’s pure fiction and outright lies. These events never happened. The claims are preposterous, ludicrous and defy truth, common sense and logic.
We already have substantial evidence to dispute these lies, and it will be made public in the appropriate way and at the appropriate time. These lies come from outlets whose past stories, and past claims, have already been discredited. The media outlets did not even attempt to confirm the most basic facts, because even a simple investigation would have shown these are false smears.
What’s happening to me is no different than what happened to other innocent people, like the story written in Rolling Stone Magazine – and that magazine should be put out of business.
Six months ago, the New York Times wrote a massive story attacking me, and the central witness they used said the story was false, that she was quoted inaccurately. She said I was a great guy, and never made those remarks.
We demanded a retraction, but they refused to print it – just like they refused to print the comments from another source who praised me in her book, or the words of another wonderful woman who said nice things.
That story was a fraud and an embarrassment to the New York Times. It will be part of the lawsuit we are preparing against them. Now today, the same two discredited writers, who should have been fired from the Times, tell a totally fabricated and false story that supposedly took place on an airplane more than 30 years ago – another ridiculous tale, no witnesses, no nothing.
Also, a writer from people magazine who wrote a story on Melania and myself on our first anniversary. The story was lovely but last night we hear, after 12 years, a new claim that I made inappropriate advances. I ask a very simple question, why wasn’t it part of the story that appeared 12 years ago? I was one of the biggest stars on television, and it would have been one of the biggest stories of the year. Take a look at her words. It would have been the headline. No, it only appears 26 days before the election.
This invented account has already been debunked by eyewitness testimony – the very witness identified by the author has said the story is entirely false.
This weekend, the New York Times published a full-page hit piece with another claim from an individual who has been totally discredited based on the emails and letters she has sent to our office over the years. But the New York Times refused to use the evidence we presented them. Others have likewise were presented with this story, but after seeing the evidence we provided, refused to print it.
This is part of a concerted effort, led by the New York Times, which is fighting desperately for its relevance and survival, and which probably won’t even be around in a few years based on its financial outlook, has become more and more vicious and vile.
I will not allow the Clinton Machine to turn this campaign into a discussion of their slanders and lies, but will remain focused on the issues facing the American people.
But let me state this as clearly as I can. These attacks are orchestrated by the Clintons and their media allies. They are false and slanderous in every respect. We are now less than a month from the most important election of our lifetime – indeed one the most important elections in modern history – and the polls show us in a dead heat. And the new Rasmussen poll shows us 2 points ahead.
So now, the Clinton Machine, has put forward a small handful of people out of the tens of thousands I have met, worked with and employed – in order to make wild and false allegations that fail to meet even the most basic test of common sense. Again, this is nothing more than an attempt to destroy our movement and for the Clintons to keep their corrupt control over this government.
What will happen is that it will take awhile to get to court, but the impressions of the story will dissuade some voters. By the time it is processed, it will probably be dismissed, but the slanders will have accomplished what the Clintons wanted.
You have to take heart, however, in remembering two other October surprises: the DUI charge on Bush and the Rathergate slur in the 2004 campaign. Both failed. Gore didn’t get elected, nor did Kerry.
The Trump campaign by contrast is a movement. It is bigger than the media imagines. They are locked in their battle for liberal domination and they just don’t understand that this time it’s different.
Issues are more important than some ridiculous charges from long ago. We know this is a battle for the country. These distractions mean nothing.