Thursday, October 10, 2019

More than just "Locker Room Talk"

It caused jaws to drop when, just before the 2016 presidential election, an audio tape was released in which the Republican candidate bragged to a TV host named Bush that being a celebrity meant he could just kiss women and "grab them by the pussy."

Trump was quick to deny he'd ever done anything of the sort, dismissing it as "locker room talk." Christo-fascist evangelical preachers uttered a sigh of relief heard across the American  south.

Now there's a new book out - "All the President's Women: Donald Trump and the Making of a Predator." The book, it is said, chronicles 43 instances of Trump being Trump and women being left with bruised nether regions.
The except doesn’t dig into all of those allegations, but it does detail a story by Karen Johnson, a woman who says she attended a New Year’s Eve party at Trump’s Palm Beach, Florida club. At the time of the New Year’s Eve party, Trump was reportedly dating Melania Knauss, who he would later marry, and engaging in what the book called “a wave of allegedly unwanted touching.” 
After midnight, Johnson said she was preparing to return home with her ailing husband and a relative. She went to the bathroom, and as she walked out, she said that Trump pulled her behind a tapestry.
“I’m a tall girl and I had six-inch heels on, and I still remember looking up at him. And he’s strong, and he just kissed me,” she told the authors of the book, Barry Levine and Monique El-Faizy. “I was so scared because of who he was... I don’t even know where it came from. I didn’t have a say in the matter.”

After the alleged incident, Trump repeatedly called Johnson, offering to fly her to New York for the day. She kept turning him down, and eventually, the calls stopped. Johnson told her relative about the incident, as well as a friend; the authors of the book corroborated Johnson’s account with her friend.

She was afraid to tell anybody what had happened, for fear of being told that she must have “asked for it” in some way. But when she heard the “Access Hollywood tape,” Johnson said she was shocked.
“When he says that thing, ‘Grab them in the pussy,’ that hits me hard because when he grabbed me and pulled me into the tapestry, that’s where he grabbed me — he grabbed me there in my front and pulled me in,” she said.


John B. said...

I never could get the motivation for "locker room talk" or the appeal of listening to it. There are few things I've found more annoying than hearing some high school jock bullshit about his misbehaviour towards some generally unnamed female while he waves his pecker around or slaps some other jerk on the ass with his wet towel.

When I got to the steel mills and carbon black plants I found that, with very few exceptions, even the assholes among the grownups there weren't much interested in this type of exercise. It must be something more specific to the golf and country club set and other such gentlemen.

lungta said...

they all do it
my conservative mp
had about150 after hours "limo" rides
working late you know
costing about a half million
do the math