Trump is a piece of work, spray-tan Hitler is probably the poster-child for grown man-children. From his disgusting accusations aimed at Alicia Machado to the accusations he raped a 13-year-old at a party, Trump is perhaps one of the most disgusting people to run for office in the history of this country. And imagine the competition for that title — I mean, he’s on the same list as rapist and noted ethnic cleansing specialist, Andrew “Genocidal” Jackson.
So the most recent accusations by a former Philadelphia Inquirer reporter on Saturday, that Trump called her the “c-word” back in the 1980s, shouldn’t surprise anyone. The reporter, Jennifer Lin, revealed her accusations after watching Monday’s debate, where Hillary targeted Trump for his misogyny.
Lin noted that she was writing a story about Trump’s business dealings in Atlantic City in 1988 when she received a phone call from Donald Trump.
According to Lin, the encounter was less-than-friendly:
The woman said hold for Mr. Trump. And then Mr. Trump began to yell at me. He told me I had s— for brains. He told me I worked for a s—– newspaper and said what sort of s— was I writing. I was stunned. He hung up.
This, of course, wasn’t enough for Trump. The man who, after Cruz and Kasich had already been defeated, planned to create a superPAC to destroy any future political aspirations simply because they refused to kiss his ring at the Republican National Convention wasn’t going let a grudge go that easily. Lin noted that after talking with her, Trump went a step further, and called her boss in Philadelphia.
“He referred to me as the c-word,” she said. Her former editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, Craig Stock, confirmed the story.
While she was inspired to present the story as a result of Monday’s debate — where Clinton attacked Trump for his mistreatment of women — the Trump campaign immediately began trying to dismiss her.
David Urban, a Trump adviser, released a statement saying:
I find it incredibly coincidental that this person’s crystal clear recollection of one sentence, one word, spoken nearly 30 years ago just happens to coincide with Mr. Trump’s surge in Pennsylvania. This is nothing more than an avowed liberal reporter who is trying to exploit Mr. Trump’s reputation as click-bait for her tabloid stories.
Can you say “ad hominem”? What I find convenient about that statement is that he handily dismisses that her editor confirmed it. It’s rather inconvenient when you have to deal with two people who can confirm each other’s story.
Lin maintains it’s a true story:
I’m offended by the way that Donald Trump treated me 20 years ago. He bullied me. And I’m offended now at the fact that the Trump campaign is trying to discredit me.
This is a true story. It happened to me.
I believe it, personally. There’s nothing about this that strikes me as being out of character with Agent Orange as he’s presented himself this entire election cycle.
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Thamiel is a teacher and a learner; he’s a patron of the arts and sciences, and a supporter for universal human rights — as well as another quiet afternoon with the latest find at the local library.