Trump’s Accusers Are Corroborating Him
To those that make the argument that no person who supported Bill Clinton as president can criticize Donald Trump for promoting and encouraging sexual assault of women with less power:
Back when Bill Clinton was exposed for his history with women, I remember Democrats speaking out against Bill.
Those of us who voted for him were all talking of our disappointment in him.
I remember my own father (who had a history with infidelity that found him divorced from my mother because of it) saying that Bill Clinton should not be allowed to remain president because of the Monica Lewinsky scandal. I couldn’t believe it. I asked him point blank, “Dad, how can you possibly judge Bill Clinton when you did the same and worse?”
His response? “The president should be better than me. I want someone who has more self-control and is better able to handle themselves than I would”.
It was much harder to argue with my Dad on the topic after that. That is a legitimate point. I cannot disagree with it.
What keeps sticking with me is my dad’s words that the president should be better in those regards. Stronger. More able to work with self-control. More knowledgable. Less volatile. Smarter.
Trump’s supporters aren’t making that valid point.
They are defending Trump. They are making themselves complicit in Trump’s string of assaults.
In general, Bill Clinton supporters were not defending Bill’s behavior.
That being said, and apparently it needs to be said again, Bill Clinton is not on the ballot.
Trump’s followers are excusing and, in many cases, glorifying that Trump is bragging about sexual assault.
And if Bill Clinton’s history must come up in a conversation about an election where he isn’t on the ticket, let’s remember these facts.
Monica Lewinsky was consensual. And legal.
Gennifer Flowers was consensual. And legal.
Juanita Broderick signed an affidavit saying that her previous claims had been a lie.
Paula Jones received a settlement, which is not unusual to end these types of claims. While that can be tantamount to an “admission”, Clinton did pay “restitution” of sorts with the settlement.
Bill Clinton certainly paid a heavy price in his impeachment hearings!
What has Trump had to pay for the things that he’s done to women? Maybe we’ll get a resounding answer to that on November 8.
Trump is condoning and actively encouraging crimes. Sexual assault.
For those saying, “Why has no woman come out until now to accuse Trump? After all these years, why did these women wait so long? It makes no sense.”
Actually, it makes perfect sense.
The reason is the same reason that Bill Clinton wasn’t accused until he was coming into power.
I can only imagine how difficult it would be to deal with being sexually assaulted, but now, imagine your abuser on television and the news and everywhere all the time. Imagine your abuser being held up as the representative for the “family values” party. Imagine your abuser being defended by so-called religious leaders. Imagine your abuser possibly getting the power to inspire others to prey on those weaker.
Wouldn’t you be more compelled to speak out then?
Even before Trump became a candidate, these women were traumatized. They were embarrassed. And they knew they couldn’t fight back alone against Trump and his money.
Let’s not forget the Trump Foundation’s lawyers response to an article that exposed some of Trump’s history (and this was prior to the campaign).
I quote Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer:
“I will make sure that you and I meet one day while we’re in the courthouse. And I will take you for every penny you still don’t have. And I will come after you…and everybody else that you possibly know. So I’m warning you, tread very fucking lightly, because what I’m going to do to you is going to be fucking disgusting. You understand me? You write a story that has Mr. Trump’s name in it, with the word ‘rape,’ and I’m going to mess your life up…for as long as you’re on this frickin’ planet… you’re going to have judgments against you, so much money, you’ll never know how to get out from underneath it.”
Meanwhile, Trump supporters are saying that the Clintons intimidated the women that made claims against Bill. When they say it about Bill, it’s unforgivable. And yet? Clear attacks from Trump on his accusers and statements like the one above from Trump’s lawyer are perfectly okay.
Please show me something like the statement above from Clinton’s lawyers aimed at anyone making those claims, then we’ll talk about the intimidation of those speaking out. Please show me where Clinton insinuated that he didn’t assault one of these women, because “look at her” and clearly insinuating that “she’s too ugly to sexually assault”. Please show me where Clinton publicly called his accusers “horrible, horrible liars”. Please show me where Clinton’s representatives said that they would intentionally set out to ruin these people’s lives forever.
And let’s not forget.
The Democratic party is on the liberal side.
The Republican party is the one crowing on about “family values” and the “sanctity of marriage” (often with their third wives by their side).
Now, let’s think back to 2008. If it’s so easy to get people to falsely come out and level rape claims against a presidential candidate, do you really not think that the first black presidential nominee, who also had “a Muslim name”, wouldn’t have had scores of women making claims against him?
Why hasn’t anyone come out and made those claims about Obama?
And if positioning these women to come out against Trump are “typical leftist tactics”, why didn’t the left do it when it was McCain? Or George W. Bush? Or any other Republican candidate?
Please think about that.
When people are saying, automatically, that Trump’s accusers are lying, they too often don’t seem to realize that they’re also admitting that immediately means that Trump is lying. He has admitted to doing these things, and not only has he admitted it, but he described what they described, and bragged about it. Do you not believe Trump? You can’t have it both ways.
If you do believe Trump, it makes very little sense to not believe these women who are only saying that Trump did what he says he does.
TRUMP’S ACCUSERS ARE CORROBORATING HIM!
I’m just grateful that Americans, as a whole, are too smart to elect Donald Trump.