“Totally Lying”: Trump Denies Latest Batty Accusation Against Him
In an interview with The Hill on Monday, President Trump forcefully denied having anything to do with writer E. Jean Carroll, who this week accused Trump of raping her in a high-end New York department store in the mid-1990s.
“I’ll say it with great respect,” Trump said in the interview. “Number one, she’s not my type. Number two, it never happened. It never happened, okay?”
Asked if he believed Carroll was lying about their encounter, the president was unequivocal.
“Totally lying,” he said. “I don’t know anything about her. I know nothing about this woman. I know nothing about her. She is – it’s just a terrible thing that people can make statements like that.”
While many women came forward during the campaign to accuse Trump of one form of sexual impropriety or another, Carroll was not among them. She blamed this delayed accusation on cowardice in her book and the accompanying piece in the New Yorker; more cynical observers might credit the sudden accusation to the book itself and Carroll’s desires to hit the bestseller’s list. There is no contemporaneous evidence that this encounter ever took place, and Carroll’s own writing – to say nothing of the media rounds she’s done this week – speak to a woman who is, shall we say, not quite playing with a full deck.
In an interview with CNN on Monday, Carroll told anchor Alisyn Camerota that she was perplexed by all the attention she’d received from accusing the sitting President of the United States of rape.
“You thought when you included those 11 pages in the book that it wouldn’t get this amount of attention?” asked Camerota.
“He was only one of 21 hideous men,” the writer said, absurdly.
“But it is the president of the United States. You didn’t know the onslaught you would be in the middle of right now? You are talking about the president of the United States, and you are accusing him of sexual assault,” Camerota said.
“What’s the title of this book? ‘What Do We Need Men For?’” Carroll asked, growing irritated. “I never mention Donald Trump in the description of the book, on Amazon, you don’t see it. It was not about selling a book about Donald Trump. By the way, men never get — male authors never get this question.”
What is the great name of the Lord is she talking about? She’s going to blame a very obvious line of questioning on sexism now? She brings new definition to the word “delusional.”
Later, with Anderson Cooper, she meandered off the beaten path with the observation that a lot of people consider rape “sexy.”
She’s not well, this woman. Her motivations are obvious. Her absurd, decades-in-the-making accusation does not deserve to be taken seriously.