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Trump haters must be waiting expectantly for the next made-up sexual tall tale from ‘MeToo Democrats Inc.’ to hit the streets.
The demonstrably false and uncorroborated story about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, published by The New York Times on Saturday, is the latest in a string of smears and accusations of sexual assault promoted by the Democratic-Party-affiliated media.
Since President Donald Trump announced his candidacy in 2015 they have been churning out accusations at a breathless pace.
As soon as one story is debunked another is unveiled, and the media keep pushing the reset button on their 24-hour ‘sextravaganza’ and ratings bonanza.
The 44th president has proven to be extraordinarily resilient to the barrage of wild, titillating stories of sexual dalliances and deviance. No wonder NBC’s Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd erupted in frustration in an interview with GW Magazine earlier this month.
“What was our ability to get results? We shamed people,” Todd wistfully recalls. “What happened? What did Trump hack? How did he hack the system? By being shameless. If you don’t feel shame for your actions, and the bad press doesn’t bother you or you can live with it or explain it away — that is Trump’s superpower. I don’t know if another politician can pull it off. Every other politician that has tried to be as aggressive as he can be sometimes, denying what is obvious, it has not gone well for them,” said Todd.
When The Washington Post published the Access Hollywood P—-y tape in October 2016, the media couldn’t contain their excitement. It was a turning point in our otherwise tame political discourse. It made Bill Clinton’s oral sex scandal with Monica Lewinsky in the ‘90s seem mild in comparison.
It marked a historic moment when the word p—-y became part of a news broadcast without censorship. CNN’s Republican pundit Anna Navarro had an on-air meltdown, screaming p—y at Trump surrogates in an unhinged rant.
Navarro, face contorted in rage, told the panel she considered Trump to be a “disgusting man who consistently disgusted me from the first day of his campaign, and I think that every single Republican is going to have to answer the question. What did you do the day you saw the tape of this man boasting about grabbing a woman’s p—y? Period.”
Jaws hit the floor all around the country. Never Trumpers and Democrats beamed with pride, declaring her a national hero.
Political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes implored Navarro to think of the children. “Will you please stop saying that word? My daughter is listening,” said Hughes.
“You know what, Scottie?” said Navarro, “Don’t tell me you’re offended when I say ‘p—-y,’ but you’re not offended when Donald Trump says it! I’m not running for president. He is.”
His enemies were convinced there was no way Trump could walk away from this political carnage alive. They had Trump by the proverbial p—y now. All hail his presidential rival, Queen Hillary Clinton, America’s first woman president. Except that wasn’t the end of Trump.
The tape became the focal point of the second presidential debate. The epitaph on Trump’s tombstone had already been written.
CNN’s moderator Anderson Cooper asked Trump about his penchant to “grab them by the p—y.”
“For the record, you’re saying you never did that?” Cooper asked.
The president described it as “locker room talk,” and denied kissing or groping women. “No one has more respect for women than I do,” said Trump. He apologized and went on to win the presidency.
There used to be a time when politicians were mindful of children that may be watching the news, but not anymore. Since then we have been regaled with many tawdry tales. More than 20 women have accused Trump of sexual assault or unwanted advances.
The latest crackpot was advice columnist E. Jean Carroll. In a June New Yorker article she wrote that Trump raped her in a Bergdorf Goodman dressing room 23 or 24 years ago. She couldn’t quite pin down the year.
She claimed Trump was looking for lingerie for a consort so she offered to help and they ended up in a dressing room when “still wearing correct business attire, shirt, tie, suit jacket, overcoat, he opens the overcoat, unzips his pants, and, forcing his fingers around my private area, thrusts his penis halfway — or completely, I’m not certain — inside me.”
Several statements she made in interviews about the alleged attack raised questions about her credibility and sanity. The story quickly slid off the front pages.
Washington Examiner’s Madelaine Fry wrote in June: “Unfortunately, in a politicized climate, these types of allegations are difficult to address. As my colleague Kaylee McGhee wrote, somewhere over the course of the #MeToo movement, “sexual assault became just another political commodity.”
The movement needs a reckoning. It’s time to clean up its act and shut down the caustic partisan attacks on the men who they so despise. They are jeopardizing the public’s support and goodwill for what once was a worthy cause.