Donald Trump has become infamous for forcing himself on women and his disgustingly misogynistic comments thanks to the overwhelming amount of lawsuits and footage that came to light during his 2016 presidential campaign – and it’s far from over. There are still more women who have been subjected to Trump’s hideous behavior, and another one has just come forward.
On Tuesday, MSNBC’s Katy Tur released her book “Unbelievable”, and inside the book, she outlined a very disturbing encounter she had with Trump on the campaign trail in 2015. Tur wrote that just before Trump went on Morning Joe in November, Trump placed an unwanted amount of affection on her. Tur describes the traumatic, tense moment:
Trump arrives. Word spreads. I take a few steps toward the entrance and see Trump’s private security detail, coming in just ahead of him. Despite my desire to avoid any interaction, I walk toward the front doors and spot Trump—who shifts his path ever so slightly so he’s walking straight toward me—barreling, really. Suddenly he is so close I can smell what he had for breakfast. And then, before I know what’s happening, his hands are on my shoulders and his lips are on my cheek. My eyes widen. My body freezes. My heart stops.”
To someone who’s been living under a rock and hasn’t somehow heard about Trump’s disgusting ‘grab ’em by the P*ssy’ comments on Access Hollywood, this might be passed off as a misunderstanding. But if you’re aware of Trump’s history of assaulting women, this is far from harmless and there have been too many similar incidents to pass this off as an accident.
Of course, Trump went on with his life like there was nothing wrong, like the kiss had been the greatest, most consensual thing. He actually bragged about the unwanted kiss on Morning Joe, which shocked both hosts. Trump said:
Katy Tur, what happened? She was so great. I just saw her back there and I gave her a big kiss.”
Here’s the video:
Clearly, the feeling was far from mutual.
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