White House: All Women Who Accused Trump Were Lying

From Friday's White House Press Conference: Sara Huckabee Sanders responding to a question from CBS News reporter: All of the 16 women who accused Donald Trump of sexual harassment were lying:

Question from CBS News reporter Jacqueline Alemany:

"Obviously sexually harassment has been in the news. At least 16 women accused the president of sexually harassing them throughout the course of the campaign," Alemany said. "Last week during a press conference in the Rose Garden, the president called these accusations 'fake news.' Is the official White House position that all of these women are lying?"

Sanders response:

"Yes. We've been clear on that from the beginning, and the president has spoken on it," Sanders replied.

(No potentially libelous comments please, they will be deleted. And no name-calling.)

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    Burden of proof, presumption of innocence, (3.00 / 2) (#16)
    by Redbrow on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 03:11:30 PM EST
    due process and that damn pesky constitution always getting in the way of a perfectly good lynch mob witch hunt!

    Pssssttt ... "counselor" ... (5.00 / 1) (#17)
    by Yman on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 03:56:54 PM EST
    This isn't a court of law.  Trump isn't facing criminal charges.  We can base our conclusions on the facts we know and Trump's own admissions, rather than bury our heads in the sand and crying about an imaginary "lynch mob witch hunt!"

    It depends, (5.00 / 3) (#19)
    by KeysDan on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 04:35:24 PM EST
    sometimes it is OK to "lock her up" or, even, call to give  "the chair."  That does not count as a lynch mob.

    this may turn out to be (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 07:42:34 AM EST
    a good time to press these charges.  with the building storm over the subject of harrassment, after all he admits it on video, and the convergence of the first charges coming from Mueller throwing them off balance.

    i certainly hope they are pressed.

    There is a critical mass that has to be reached (none / 0) (#3)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 09:15:27 AM EST
    Donald Trump is the most powerful person on the planet right now. That's a good reason for many of his victims to still be unheard from yet.

    That Sarah Huckabee Sanders is a gem, (none / 0) (#2)
    by Anne on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 09:04:23 AM EST
    isn't she? I used to think it was hard to watch Spicer, but Sanders makes me want to hurl things, in between muttering, "are you fking kidding me?"

    What a job. What a true believer you'd have to be to say the things she does every day. She apparently has no idea she makes things worse, reinforcing the truth she tries so hard to contradict.

    As for Bush 41, just because he's old and in a wheelchair doesn't render the accusations unbelievable.

    IMO (5.00 / 4) (#4)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 09:19:31 AM EST
    they should stop covering her live,  its nothing but propaganda.

    When the Donald doesn't get enough attention (none / 0) (#5)
    by Militarytracy on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 09:27:42 AM EST
    He must gin up a way. I'd love to not have the press conferences live, but what does the narcissist do then to get 24 hr coverage of every mouth breath breathed in the White House?

    Agreed. (none / 0) (#9)
    by KeysDan on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 12:38:08 PM EST
    Miss Huckabee-Sanders demeanor degrades the idea of a useful news briefing and insults reporters and viewers alike.  And, after Mr. Kelly's fascist-like entertaining of questions at his last news conference, no one should show up.  All to cozy, anyway, with Trump hosting the children of the press at a Halloween Oval Office party.  Hard not to feel indebted to someone who is so nice to your little ones.

    Yes, I too saw the (none / 0) (#14)
    by fishcamp on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 02:08:01 PM EST
    Halloween Oval Office party for those children and thought it was badly handled.  The kids kept looking at the rest of the treats in the cardboard box in hopes of more.  IMO he should have had those treats in some type of Halloween container.  He's totally insensitive towards others, even children.

    Yes, he is (5.00 / 2) (#18)
    by Zorba on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 04:03:47 PM EST
    totally insensitive towards others.
    But to be brutally frank, if I were a reporter, I would never have let my kids get anywhere near him.
    OTOH, if I were a reporter, I would be walking out of the White House press briefings as soon as Huckabee Sanders started spewing her propaganda, so I wouldn't have a job for long.

    "Gem" is not quite the descriptor (5.00 / 2) (#8)
    by vml68 on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 12:05:11 PM EST
    I have in mind to describe Sanders!

    As for Bush 41, I believe his accusers. But, I am willing to cut 41 some slack if all the incidents have happened in the past few years. I think it might be due to mental deterioration.


    I disagree on cutting 41 any slack. (none / 0) (#10)
    by caseyOR on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 12:48:23 PM EST
    There is a long sad history of excusing old men of sexual harassment and assault simply because they are old. And there is, IMO, no good reason for that. These men know what they are doing.

    In the case of 41, he pairs his assaults with a stupid, but pointed joke about David Cop-A-Feel. This man knows exactly what he is doing, and he expects to get away with it.


    Maybe (5.00 / 4) (#12)
    by MKS on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 01:07:40 PM EST
    but going through this now with a parent, one can regress not just in comprehension but also emotional maturity and judgment.

    Sexual harassment (5.00 / 1) (#15)
    by KeysDan on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 02:12:35 PM EST
    and assault are problems in nursing homes and assisted living facilities...both by and to residents.   The employees of such facilities are covered by Title VII of the Civil Rights Act; many resident offenders may be those with reduced mental capacity or Alzhemiers's.

     However, the employer has a responsibility to protect its employees.  Steps may be taken such as to always have two staff in a room or space with the resident and intervention by the family. Prevention and avoidance is probably the more effective for cases of residents with reduced mental capacity.

    In the case of George HW Bush, his wife and family have a role, if he is not mentally competent. It seems that Barbara Bush has been too cavalier, reportedly rolling her eyes, and, maybe, dismissing the seriousness with, oh, that's just George.  And, Bush's care givers may be too intimidated to stop or inhibit these actions of the former president.

    I agree that neither he, nor anyone else, should be given slack in sexual assault and harassment.  Nor, is it a joke to be overlooked or minimized by the family or care givers.  The remedy in such cases is complicated and needs to be individualized but, certainly, not ignored or worse, accepted.


    Saw 41 on TV before the game last night. (none / 0) (#20)
    by sarcastic unnamed one on Mon Oct 30, 2017 at 03:39:14 PM EST
    He looks to be, sadly, very much not in possession of his faculties...

    Didn't 41 admit them? (none / 0) (#7)
    by MKS on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 11:49:29 AM EST
    That is so counter to 41's public reputation.   Even if he was a mediocre President, even liberals tended to concede he had a basic decency about him.  Not so much now.

    At least he did not obfuscate. (5.00 / 1) (#13)
    by oculus on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 01:59:06 PM EST
    It doesn't matter how presposterous (none / 0) (#6)
    by MKS on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 11:46:46 AM EST
    the denial, the Trumpites will eat it up.

     And, actually, they don't blame Trump and may even admire him for his bad behavior.

    and we're all shocked by this because? (none / 0) (#11)
    by cpinva on Sat Oct 28, 2017 at 12:56:48 PM EST
    but her emails!

    Mike Pence sure looks smart now. (none / 0) (#21)
    by thomas rogan on Sat Nov 04, 2017 at 12:43:48 PM EST
    Donald Trump was just a rich guy for the twenty years before he was elected president.  He was not a mafia don or all that powerful.  
    Victims who choose to wait months or years to report, whether they are Anita Hill or Donald Trump's accusers, have to face the loss of contemporaneous evidence and even statute issues.  The only reason that Hillary Clinton's discrediting of Monica Lewinsky failed was the presence of sperm DNA on the blue dress.
    Sixteen women in twenty years is one woman per year with whom something went sour, and it may be from her side as well as his.
    It sure looks as if Mike Pence is awfully smart to not be alone with a woman in any setting, and you all made fun of him...