Courtesy of Think Progress:
The 11 sexual assault allegations that have emerged against Donald Trump this month? According to Trump economic advisor Betsy McCaughey, they’re just part of a “man-shaming” campaign orchestrated by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
McCaughey, the former Lieutenant Governor of New York (R) under Gov. George Pataki, made that case during a Wednesday appearance on CNN Tonight. She did so in response to host Don Lemon asking her about Newt Gingrich’s smear of Megyn Kelly as being “fascinated with sex” — a charge Gingrich made after Kelly brought up the Trump assault allegations during a Fox News interview earlier this week.
“I do believe that the polls show that Americans are not buying this roll out of accusers, and this bigger theme of man-shaming, and they want to get to the real issues,” McCaughey said, going on to cite a new Fox News poll that shows Trump ahead among independent voters — a group, she pointed out, that includes women.
I quite literally have NO idea how somebody says something like this with a straight face.
I have an image of this woman standing in front of her bathroom mirror for hours trying to say "man shaming" without cracking up or banging her head on the porcelain sink in frustration.
The idea that a serial sexual harasser and abuser like Donald Trump is the victim of ANYTHING except his own ego and sense of entitlement is laughable on its face.
And the fact that this woman can take his side against his female accusers reminds me that there are self loathing sellouts among both genders and all ethnicities.
One has to wonder if this McCaughey woman is able to feel sorry for poor Doanld Trump after reading the testimony from the former thirteen year old girl, Katie Johnson, who is accusing him of raping her?
Here is just a portion of her testimony (Trigger warning, this is a little graphic.):
‘Defendant Trump initiated sexual contact with Plaintiff at four different parties. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a bed, exposed himself to Plaintiff, and then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but with no effect. Defendant Trump responded to Plaintiff’s pleas by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted.’
There is also testimony from a "Tiffany Doe" the woman who claims to have brought Katie Johnson to the party where she was raped by Donald Trump:
‘I persuaded the plaintiff to attend a series of parties of Mr. Epstein that took place during the summer of 1994. I told her that, if she would join me at the parties, she would be introduced to people who could get her into the modeling profession and she would be paid for attending.’
‘It was at these series of parties that I personally witnessed the Plaintiff being forced to perform various sexual acts with Donald J. Trump and Mr. Epstein. Both Mr. Trump and Mr. Epstein were advised that she was 13 years old. I personally witnessed four sexual encounters that the Plaintiff was forced to have with Mr. Trump during this period, including the fourth of these encounters, where Mr. Trump forcibly raped her despite her please to stop.’
"I told her that, if she would join me at the parties, she would be introduced to people who could get her into the modeling profession." This of course lines up perfectly with the folks interviewed by the Daily Beast who claimed that Trump held cocaine and sex parties featuring underage girls who were lured there with promises of modeling careers.
Oh I'm sorry, I forgot. This is just more "man shaming" and we should all be ashamed of ourselves for taking the side of all of these women and putting the blame on poor defenseless Donald Trump.
Give me a fucking break.