So as we all know, the torrent of women coming out with stories of Donald Trump sexually assaulting them has started snowballing. First it was a trickle, starting right after the video from Access Hollywood came out last Friday where Trump talks about how he can grab any woman "by the pu**y" because he is rich and famous and no one will stop him.
Then, two days later at the second presidential debate, he was asked directly by Anderson Cooper about the comments, he said “I have great respect for women. Nobody has more respect for women than I do.” Cooper followed up by asking if he had ever physically groped or kissed women without consent. Trump responded with “No, I have not."
That is a flat-out lie, if even one of these women is to be believed.
One of the victims, Jessica Leeds, told the New York Times the following:
More than three decades ago, when she was a traveling businesswoman at a paper company, Ms. Leeds said, she sat beside Mr. Trump in the first-class cabin of a flight to New York. They had never met before.
About 45 minutes after takeoff, she recalled, Mr. Trump lifted the armrest and began to touch her.
According to Ms. Leeds, Mr. Trump grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hand up her skirt.
“He was like an octopus,” she said. “His hands were everywhere.”
She fled to the back of the plane. “It was an assault,” she said.
Ms. Leeds has told the story to at least four people close to her, who also spoke with The New York Times.
Well, Trump came out fast and furious with the expected angry tweets, denials and threats of lawsuits that never materialized. Oh, wait, he sent an angry letter, which the New York Times responded to.
So in typical Trump fashion, he went on a rampage at a rally, both denying the claims and bashing the women by calling them, in vague terms, ugly, disgusting and not deserving of sexual harassment. What a gentleman.
Trump called Leeds a "horrible woman" and suggested that she was not attractive enough for him to grope:
"When you looked at that horrible woman last night, you said, 'I don't think so! I don't think so!'" Trump said.
Apparently he only gropes super models.
Anyways, today his long suffering, bigoted, hateful and racist running mate, Mike Pence did what he does best: clean up on aisle 10. He went on the morning news and assured the public and those long suffering Trump supporters that they had oodles of witnesses and credible information to show the world that all these women who have never met each other and have eerily similar stories are all just fame whores lying to take down a good and honest man.
This was their hero: Anthony Gilberthorpe
The NY Post published this article providing what they think is a credible witness.
This guy claims that he say across from Leeds and called the Trump campaign himself (cough cough asking for money) to share his "story" (lie).
He said: “I have only met this accuser once and frankly cannot imagine why she is seeking to make out that Trump made sexual advances on her. Not only did he not do so (and I was present at all times) but it was she that was the one being flirtatious."
He claims she was wearing a white pant suit and Trump had on a suit and cuff links. Quite an odd detail to remember, cuff links. Anyhow, Leeds herself said she was wearing a skirt.
This isn't Gilberthorpe first time being a fame hungry "reliable witness" who miraculously popped up just in time to insert himself in a political headline. Back in 2014 he claimed that as a 17 year old he helped "hire" underage boys for sex parties with high ranking British politicians.
Mind you, Gilberthorpe has zero evidence to back up his claim — just his self-described excellent memory. He is in his mid-50's now and has never met either Trump or Leeds and has no proof that he was even on the flight in question.
Twitter had some comments:
This man's story has more holes in it than Swiss cheese.