Donald Trump: An Exhaustive List of You Know What

I think Donald Trump made one of is worst decisions yet yesterday in expressing his support for Roy Moore over a Democrat. Why? Because it was so transparent that he cares more about getting his tax bill passed and scoring a win with Congress (after the total beating he took on health care) than whether or not the Republican who would be sitting in the Senate was a child sex abuser.

The about-face by Ms. Most Unimportant Person in the World confirmed it.

Kellyanne Conway suggested that the White House remains open to Roy Moore's embattled senate candidacy on Monday when she told Fox & friends that "we want the votes in the Senate to get this tax bill through" -- less than a week after Conway said that "no Senate seat is worth more than a child" in the wake of a series of sexual allegations against Moo


As a result of Trump's de facto endorsement of Roy Moore, more media articles are calling for an examination of the myriad of allegations of sexual misconduct women have made against him over a period of decades. Either he is so out of touch with reality that he believes he is Emperor of the World and immune to the fate that befell such mortals as Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and others in the past six weeks, or he is really stupid for never learning that people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

Back in October, 2016, New York Magazine published this exhaustive list of the sexual harassment and sexual assault accusations against Donald Trump, including one sexual assault claim by a 13 year old who filed three lawsuits (two in federal court and one in state court) alleging he violently raped her at billionaire Jeffrey Epstein's New York mansion. (I wrote about that accusation here.)

The list is quite a potpourri -- in addition to the child sexual assault allegation, there's an unwanted kissing allegation and a grabbing the breasts allegation (on an airplane no less, how ironic that he would criticize Al Franken), allegations of sexual harassment at the Trump Organization -- even groping claims at his Palm Beach resort.

How Trump-like that when a female reporter asked him about the breast-grabbing incident on the plane, his response was to call the reporter "a disgusting human being.”

I am not saying that any of the allegations against him are true. Accusations are not proof. He is entitled to the presumption of innocence in a court of law, as is Roy Moore.

But should he have a desk in the Oval Office? He has repeatedly publicly expressed such disdain for women, I don't think so. Whether the claims of improper touching and assault are ever resolved, there's still his over the top vulgarity with respect to women. Does anyone doubt this allegation?

Sexually Harassing a Woman During the 1993 White House Correspondents’ Dinner

When Vanity Fair editor Graydon Carter invited Trump to the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 1993 as a “novelty guest,” he allegedly got more than he bargained for.

Forty-five minutes after Trump sat down next to Swedish model Vendela Kirsebom, Carter claims she came over to his table, almost in tears, begging him to move her. “It seems that Trump had spent his entire time with her assaying the ‘t*ts’ and legs of the other female guests and asking how they measured up to those of other women, including his wife,” Carter wrote. ‘“He is,’ she told me, in words that seemed familiar, ‘the most vulgar man I have ever met.’”

The core of Trump's voter base in 2016 was rural Clinton haters. He was never a Republican, and he has no allegiance to Republicans. Most of the party elders refused to support him. They knew Trump doesn't give one whit about the party -- he only cares about himself and whether he can claim "a win."

As the Clintons fade into private life, their emotional relevance will fade for his rural, under-informed, marginalized and angry voter base. These people will never be content with their lot in life, no matter what Donald Trump does sitting at his desk in the Oval Office. Without the Clintons to kick around anymore, they will need a new Richard Nixon to blame.

If Trump's tax plan fails, his border wall doesn't materialize, he gets into more wars in which their family members in the military are at greater risk, and he keeps making trade deals with foreign governments that mostly benefit the fat cats and not them, they may go from wondering if they've been sold a bill of goods to deserting him.

If the media does its job and investigates and reports on the sexual assault allegations against him, and his accusers who have come forward are willing to be interviewed on TV, at a minimum it will be a distraction to his Administration and at best, it will end with him being the new Richard Nixon.

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    The press (none / 0) (#1)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 06:35:11 AM EST
    seems to be studiously avoiding talking about Trump's problems. IMO it's because they avoided talking about them last year during the election.

    You should watch more MSNBC (5.00 / 2) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 07:45:21 AM EST
    it's pretty much ALL they talk about.

    This thing with Moore is just baffling.  The national party had done a pretty good job of  circling the wagons fully aware of the massive sh!tstorm that will descend on them in the midterms.  Now they are doubly screwed.  Even if he loses the democrats can now weaponize Moore nationally even more easily.

    Inside Trumps head must be a really scary place.  It seems almost like he is doing this just to stick it to congressional republicans.  Perhaps he thinks it will distract people long enough to get their tax hikes shoved thru.  But you would think even he could understand how bad it would be for him if dems take the house next year let alone the Senate.

    I saw a Bush era economic guy talking about what the republican tax cut strategy probably was.  By blowing the deficit they then plan to go after all kinds of domestic and safety net spending and they think they can go after democrats for obstructing them by hanging the debt crisis around democrat necks.

    Convoluted, yes.  But it actually sounds crazy enough to be true.  I just think it's a MASSIVE miscalculation.  I think they really do not understand what's happening out in the country.  In any normal year this might be a rational strategy to screw democrats.  They have done it before in even more irrational ways.  The thing is, this, and next, year are not normal years.  


    Also (none / 0) (#3)
    by CaptHowdy on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 08:05:36 AM EST
    It seems that Trump supporting Moore could seriously complicate any effort to expel him.  There seems to be agreement they would have to seat him. Then expel him.  Or not.

    Of course the plan could be to try to get him elected so he could be expelled and then replaced by the nutty republican governor with another republican.  Like the confederate elf.


    Well (none / 0) (#6)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 09:56:03 AM EST
    they could expel him but it's not like that isn't going to take time and then they would have to have witnesses and hearings I would think. By the time they actually could get rid of Moore should he win the mid terms possibly could have passed.

    If Roy Moore (none / 0) (#9)
    by KeysDan on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 12:27:55 PM EST
    is elected to the senate, my bet would be on the Republicans seating him, of course, tut tutting a bit, and then facilitating the "economically anxious" component of the electorate's short memory.  The new and improved Moore will vote for the tax increase program, wacko judges, and everything else the Republicans want. What's a little pederasty when there are cruel agendas to implement.

     Moore is not of the ilk to just keep his head down, so I would expect him to be high profile, becoming the Bannon-hero  for racists, nativists, sexists, and homophones.  Moore will be the 21st Century update to the late Senator Jesse Helms.

    Trump continues to be despicable, having "road tested" his " Roy Moore denies the girls' and women's truthfulness", and, therefore, is worthy of presidential endorsement, with Kellyanne's  rehearsal performance on FOX.  

    Moore, the credibly accused pederast, represents, well, the Trump-Republican party.  


    CNN (none / 0) (#4)
    by FlJoe on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 09:09:39 AM EST
    does bring it up quite often, in a not-shiny-object type of way and without the "demand for accountability" that goes along with each "breaking news" story about the latest transgressor.

    Good luck (none / 0) (#5)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 09:51:33 AM EST
    with that debt crisis thing because they are the ones are going to be voting to increase the national debt.

    Even I can't believe Trump was dumb enough to embrace Roy Moore.

    A complete misreading about how fed up voters are with this crap for sure. I guess it all sells in the right wing bubble though.


    I think Howdy is right (5.00 / 3) (#7)
    by caseyOR on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 11:00:11 AM EST
    about the GOPers and the exploding deficit. It is a heartless, cruel political strategy, but it serves the needs of major Republican donors.

    Think about it. The Rs know they are likely to lose big in 2018 and in 2020. The proposed tax cuts will be in effect for years. The Dems will not be able to repeal them anytime soon. We know from every credible study of the proposed bill that it will explode the deficit. And if the Dems  are then in power it will be hung around their collective neck.

    The only places for significant budget cuts are the Pentagon and the Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. So, the Dems will face horrible choices, be pilloried by the Repubs and our sadly complicit press and after a couple of election cycles lose to the Repubs.

    It is so important, on so many levels, that this tax bill be defeated.


    Certainly (5.00 / 1) (#8)
    by Ga6thDem on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 11:14:56 AM EST
    anything that is cruel and heartless is something the GOP is going to embrace.

    When you have cancer (none / 0) (#10)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 12:42:18 PM EST
    And you are dying uninsured with nobody giving a $hit that you aren't being treated, does Clinton hate really make you and your family feel better about it all?

    Do Trumpers really believe Clinton hate and hatred of Liberals can cure the ravages of cancer?

    No, but they will remain steadfast in (none / 0) (#12)
    by Anne on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 02:05:57 PM EST
    their belief that whatever horrors befall them can and will be blamed on Obama, and by extension, Clinton.

    I mean, seriously, there are more than a few Trumpers out there who don't know that "Obamacare" and the ACA are one and the same.

    There is so much ignorance out there, much of it fostered and encouraged by those who benefit from it.  And no way, apparently, to stop it.


    I know (none / 0) (#18)
    by Militarytracy on Tue Nov 28, 2017 at 11:01:26 AM EST
    If you want to know a little more about stuff, turn the channel.

    And sadly more remains of Green Beret La David (none / 0) (#11)
    by Militarytracy on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 01:12:16 PM EST
    Have been retrieved from Niger. Feel horrible for his widow. She wanted/needed to see his body for closure. This can be a nightmare for such a spouse.

    How did "bone fragments" remain behind? Who finally secured the body? How did this happen?

    That's terrible. (none / 0) (#13)
    by Donald from Hawaii on Wed Nov 22, 2017 at 07:37:26 PM EST
    I'm still wondering why we had troops in Niger in the first place.

    Back in 1964, when my father was killed in Vietnam, a number of my family members including my paternal grandparents had expressed a strong desire to see his body after it had been returned to the States for burial at Arlington. The Marine Corps very strongly urged otherwise, and for good reason. Per his immediate commanding officer, upon whom had fallen the task of formal identification, his corpse had been badly mangled in the Kinh Do Theatre bombing, and his head was nearly severed. Having been duly informed that it was not advisable, my mother ultimately settled the matter by insisting upon a closed casket.

    Personally, and while I realize that personal preferences of others may vary, I am not a fan of open caskets. I much prefer to remember my departed friends and loved ones as they were, and not by how they looked while laying there lifeless.



    They deployed additional troops to Niger (none / 0) (#14)
    by Militarytracy on Thu Nov 23, 2017 at 07:25:38 AM EST
    Since the ambush. Obama had a mild commitment to stabilizing Africa. Not easy when in the beginning he had two theaters of war. This is what remains of more of a peace keeping and troop training mission that started awhile ago.

    I've read he was (none / 0) (#16)
    by Jeralyn on Mon Nov 27, 2017 at 01:03:38 PM EST
    kidnapped and killed by ISIS and then his body dumped away from the site. It took them longer to find him. (Not sure if that's what you are asking.)

    I know he was executed quite a (none / 0) (#17)
    by Militarytracy on Mon Nov 27, 2017 at 02:26:01 PM EST
    Distance from where they were ambushed. I'm just shocked the military didn't secure the area his body was found in immediately and made certain all the remains had been retrieved. They had the area crawling with US and allied troops when he was missing.

    Seems very sloppy, not the Army I've grown accustom to.


    Not wanting to despoil (none / 0) (#15)
    by KeysDan on Mon Nov 27, 2017 at 01:01:03 PM EST
    the good thoughts on Thanksgiving, this post seems better suited:  The NYTimes ran an article in Sunday's edition that like pornography, has no redeeming value. After great criticism, the national editor attempted to explain the degree to which nazi hate is normal, but it still came across more as normalizing nazi hate.  

    But Hannah Arendt beat them to it a while back with "the banality of evil."  The article was based on an interview with one of those fine people on the tiki torch side of both sides at Charlottsville.

     A young welder from Ohio...gets married, registers at Target, eats at Applebee's, a very polite fellow. See, Nazis are just like you and me, except they are Nazis.  Just like TLers, they fish, watch movies/TV, sports, follow politics.  It is just that they savor aspirations of being a guard at a concentration camp.  

    Just normal Ohioans, according to the article, with not enough focus in the article on their goals, such as a white-ethno state, Jews run the world, homosexuality needs to be eradicated, authoritarian views on freedom of speech, federal government too big, news is fake.  Trump is great because he helps give open space.    Charlottsvile was a success: Hail Victory they say, which in German is Sieg Heil.

     Not to worry, Nazism would not have been so bad, if Hitler only knew; " Heinrich Himmler was up for exterminating Jews, Slavs, homosexuals, but Hitler was a lot more kind of chill on those subjects."

    As for the NYTimes, how do they think a white ethno state can be achieved in a diverse society?  Not too many non-whites would like to pack up and leave at the request of the Nazis. History says murder.