Trump, during an interview with The Hill, was asked about the recent rape allegation made by writer E. Jean Carroll:
“I’ll say it with great respect: Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, OK?” the president said while seated behind the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office.
When asked if Carroll was lying, Trump on Monday repeated his assertion that he had never met her.
“Totally lying. I don’t know anything about her,” he said. “I know nothing about this woman. I know nothing about her. She is — it’s just a terrible thing that people can make statements like that.”
If it were any other president facing an accusation of rape, I would think it bizarre of him to use his accuser’s looks to bolster his claims of innocence. How could I possibly be guilty? I mean, have you seen her?? Ignore the fact that the accusation was about a rape that occurred in 1995, and the woman looks much differently (and older) now.
And aside from that, attacking the looks of the victim is… well… misogyny. Kind of makes him look rape-y.
But it’s Trump we’re talking about.
Woww. Rupert Murdoch reportedly ordered @nypost to scrub its website of the story about Jean Carroll's sexual assault allegations against Trump. It was gone as of Friday afternoon.https://t.co/z7zNP5WPCr— Caroline Orr (@RVAwonk) June 25, 2019