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A lifetime of misogyny catches up with Trump

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2016/oct/14/donald-trump-women-misogyny-lifetime
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A former Trump business associate from his early beauty pageant industry days, Harth said that the tycoon behaved inappropriately with her from the day she met him. The first presentation she gave with her boyfriend and business partner George Houraney back in December 1992 marked not just the beginning of their partnership with Trump, which Harth described as the professional “highlight” of their career, but also, the beginning of a steady stream of unwanted sexual advances, culminating in the alleged assault in one of the children’s bedrooms at Mar-a-Lago, his ostentatious Florida mansion.

“He pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again,” Harth recalled, “and I had to physically say: ‘What are you doing? Stop it.’ It was a shocking thing to have him do this because he knew I was with George.” If she had known Trump a bit better at the time, she might not have been so shocked.

Today, the examples of Trump’s misogyny, casual and calculated alike, are as well-rehearsed as they are reprehensible. But something has changed again. Last week, the tape of his conversation with Billy Bush brought them front and centre in the American conversation; this week, further testimony from two women who spoke to the New York Times, alleging that his claims back then were more than mere words, have ensured that the spotlight will not shift. His unguarded phrase, “grab them by the pussy”, has stuck because it chimed with the testimony of Jill Harth, and so many other women who have spoken out about their experience with Trump. As a former Miss Utah, Temple Taggart, put it to the New York Times when remembering how he had introduced himself by kissing her on the lips: “It was like, ‘Thank you.’ Now no one can say I made this up,” she said. In this context, the stories of the women who spoke up about Trump have taken on fresh weight: now undeniable as a map to his values and treatment of women for more than 40 years.

Jill Harth was not the only woman who got in touch with me about Trump this year. Kari Wells, a former model and Bravo actor, described her own experience with Trump’s sexual entitlement back in December 1992 when she was modelling in Aspen, Colorado, at the Ritz Carlton hotel and the Little Nell Hotels doing various fashion shows.

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Obama is tearing Groper Don the Con and ReTHUGs

a new one in the most hilarious way.

What I really don't get is that Groper Don the Con

has publicly stated that he did everything he's being accused of doing - and then he lied at the debate when Anderson Cooper cornered him. He is a confessed sexual predator. It's that simple.

One more new allegation. They made the models walk across a table and he looked up their skirts ...

Rachel is about to repeat Michelle Obama's speech - it's worth watching folks

she edited the campaign trimmings. No commercials

Shout out for Octafish

Where are you??

Obama in Ohio trumps Don the Con

with coverage

Chris Christie Facing 10 Years In Prison As Summons Issued For Misconduct In Office

http://www.politicususa.com/2016/10/13/chris-christie-facing-10-years-prison-summons-issued-misconduct-office.html
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A judge has found probable cause for a complaint of official misconduct against Gov. Chris Christie related to the George Washington Bridge closure.

The case now goes to the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office, which will determine if the case will lead to an indictment.
Under New Jersey’s official misconduct law, a public servant can be imprisoned for up to ten years for criminal acts committed in their official capacity. Chris Christie’s Bridgegate behavior is a textbook violation of New Jersey law. Evidence has shown that Christie was involved in the plan to political payback on those who

Lock him up! Bet it has new meaning

Hey Groper Don the Con

It doesn't matter if anyone or group is behind this - you did those things to women - you said so yourself.

Full circle scumbag.

Groper Don the Con has already confessed to doing everything

that's now coming out. How does anyone defend this madness

Let's spare a thought for the folks in Bermuda who are facing Cat 4 Nicole today

Two Major hurricanes in two weeks for the Atlantic

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