Trump’s message for most of this week was that women alleging sexual assault — regardless of how many years had passed, whether they filed charges, whether their claims were held up by the courts — deserve to be heard, rather than discredited or attacked. Trump made this clear by holding a news conference with three of Bill Clinton’s accusers, urging the media to tell their stories and speaking about them in his rallies.
Then, four women came forward alleging Trump groped or kissed them without their consent. And Trump’s stance changed. He attacked the women personally, cast doubt on their motives, called them liars and a part of a politically orchestrated attack.
So which is it? You can’t have it both ways!
Even worse, Trump bragged on a live mic about doing these things. Why would we believe he is innocent? And if he thinks sexual assault is so brag-worthy, then why would he be attacking Bill Clinton over the same thing?
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