Before I start I should say that each of these new revelations deserve their own post, but the fact that they came out essentially on top of each other is forcing me to include them in one truly horrific post.
And yes I know I am bound to miss some, but what can I say, it is just me here in the IM bunker doing the best I can.
So first up there are the new allegations that Trump has groped even MORE women.
Courtesy of Vox:
The New York Times published explosive allegations Wednesday evening from two women who say Donald Trump sexually assaulted them. The Palm Beach Post also published a story Wednesday night from a third woman.
Trump has been accused of sexual assault and rape before, but was never found liable. This is the first time these three women have spoken out publicly.
One of the alleged assaults happened more than three decades ago, one was in 2003, and the other was in 2005 — the same year Trump’s infamous “grab ’em by the pussy” audio was recorded.
I should be noted that these three women have all provided their real names and at least two of them have appeared in on camera interviews.
Now typically that story would be more than enough to dominate cable news time for at least two or three days.
But that is just the beginning.
There is also the People magazine reporter's personal story of being groped by Donald Trump in 2005:
Our photo team shot the Trumps on the lush grounds of their Florida estate, and I interviewed them about how happy their first year of marriage had been. When we took a break for the then-very-pregnant Melania to go upstairs and change wardrobe for more photos, Donald wanted to show me around the mansion. There was one “tremendous” room in particular, he said, that I just had to see.
We walked into that room alone, and Trump shut the door behind us. I turned around, and within seconds he was pushing me against the wall and forcing his tongue down my throat.
Now, I’m a tall, strapping girl who grew up wrestling two giant brothers. I even once sparred with Mike Tyson. It takes a lot to push me. But Trump is much bigger — a looming figure — and he was fast, taking me by surprise and throwing me off balance. I was stunned. And I was grateful when Trump’s longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself.
The butler informed us that Melania would be down momentarily, and it was time to resume the interview.
So to be clear Trump engaged in almost exactly the same behaviors that he describes in that notorious tape, in his own home with his wife only a few doors away.
And remember this is an actual journalist reporting on something that happened to her. It is not a case of second hand gossip.
"I’ll tell you the funniest is that I’ll go backstage before a show and everyone’s getting dressed ... No men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in, because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it…. 'Is everyone OK'? You know, they’re standing there with no clothes. 'Is everybody OK?'" Trump is heard saying in the recording. "And you see these incredible looking women, and so I sort of get away with things like that."
Well a number of Miss USA contestants have now come froward to a confirm that Trump absolutely did to that.
But believe it or not that is not the grossest part.
Remember Donald Trump also owned the Miss TEEN USA pageant:
Also today, Mr Trump was reported to have barged in on Miss Teen USA contestants while they were changing clothes, and engaging in “creepy” dressing room banter with the girls — some as young as 15.
At least four women told Buzzfeed that the mogul — who owned the Miss Universe, Miss USA and Miss Teen USA pageants from 1996 until last year — nonchalantly strolled into their dressing room during the 1997 pageant.
“I remember putting on my dress really quick because I was like, ‘Oh my God, there’s a man in here!’” former Miss Vermont Teen USA Mariah Billado told the site about the alleged 1997 incident.
Trump, she recalled, responded, saying something like: “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before.”
Have you about had enough?
Trust me, so have I.
But alas there is still more.
Courtesy of Raw Story:
In a 1992 interview with CBS News, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump leered at a pre-teen girl as she rode up an escalator at Trump Tower.
“I am going to be dating her in 10 years, can you believe it?” Trump said to the camera.
Okay that's it, that's enough. I'm done here.
Please don't let there be any more of these.
(If I have missed any it looks like Slate has tried to do a round up here.)
Of course Trump could not let all of this go without comment.
Why didn't the writer of the twelve year old article in People Magazine mention the "incident" in her story. Because it did not happen!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2016
Sources are also saying that Trump is threatening to sue the New York Times, though considering that these stories are coming from all over I do not see how that would benefit him in the least.The phony story in the failing @nytimes is a TOTAL FABRICATION. Written by same people as last discredited story on women. WATCH!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 13, 2016
I saw a number of battle weary Trump surrogates on the news this morning, and the go to tactic right now is either to suggest that all of this is a distraction and they should be talking about the issues, or that Bill Clinton did worse things.
Is it November 8th yet so all of this can be over? (Sorry for you Trump supporters I obviously meant November 28th.)