I believe Donald Trump has sexually assaulted women on multiple occasion.
I believe this because he told us so.
“I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women — 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,” he said in the 2005 conversation. “Grab ’em by the pussy.”
The video can be found here in case you disagree with my interpretation.
The video was released during the campaign. Presumably to keep him from being elected, either because of him in some way or because if them in some way.
Trump admitted it was real in 2016. He said it was locker room banter and tried to down play the significants of it. He then tried to deflect onto Hillary using Bill using a red herring.
“This was locker-room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close,” Trump said in a statement. “I apologize if anyone was offended.”
“I’m sorry if anyone was offended” is a classic non-apology apology.
A year later in 2017 he starts saying that he may not have said it.
“We don’t think that was my voice,” Mr. Trump told the senator, according to a person familiar with the conversation. Since then, Mr. Trump has continued to suggest that the tape that nearly upended his campaign was not actually him, according to three people close to the president.
If there was a chance I said say something like that then arguing if this was me talking or not would be irrelevant.
My perspective has shifted a lot over the years through constant learning. As I learn more diverse perspectives, I discover things about myself. Some of them are harmful, and I choose to change.
Changing your perspective when you’re wrong is a great thing, but it does not change your past.
If I’m not sure if I said it or not, I should own up to it as being plausible. Issue a real apology.
He said it. And then admitted it. Then said maybe it wasn’t him. In my mind, he’s either lying or he’s trying to skate out on a technically.
Saying is not doing. We need to determine if he actually did it or not.
Well, in favor of him being willing to do something like that, I’ve got a bunch of anecdotal evidence that paint a picture.
- He sexualizes his own daughter.
- He slept with a porn star a few months after his wife gave birth. Or at the very least his lawyer paid her to remain quiet.
- He has been accused of rape repeatedly. Including rape a 13 year old girl and being accused of rape by an ex wife.
- He treats women like pieces of meat
There’s nothing that makes me doubt that he’d be willing to do it. And that’s terrible on its own.
Some people focus on the “they let you do it” bit. That part comes down to consent. Without consent, grabbing a woman is assault. In this case sexual assault.
A financial agreement can be consent. Asking and getting a verbal answer can be consent. Body language can be consent.
A failure in one direction can be a missed opportunity. A failure in the other could be a traumatic event for a woman if you are too “forward”.
If Trump actually grabs women inappropriately he’s risking their emotional and mental well being for his in personal pleasure. Even without being malicious it would be difficult to never misjudge. And that would explain the law suits and the payoffs.
Based on the wider picture I’ve seen of his character, I believe he really does it.
I believe that women “letting him do it” is more of a commentary on rich man getting away with crimes than it is a defence.
I believe is a narcissist who is only motivated by his ego.