Recently, a flurry of politicians and celebrities have been mired in allegation of sexual harassment, and even assault. If you will recall the 2016 U.S. Presidential race, Donald Trump was accused of these same behaviors by several women.
In fact, Trump was even recorded boasting about grabbing women by their genitalia. However, President Trump now denies that he made these statements and has gone as far as saying that the recording was not of his voice – all after admitting it was him saying these things and publicly apologizing for such in 2016.
Greg Evans, of Independent, has followed up on this story as it was reported by Maggie Haberman of The New York Times. Haberman addressed the recent denial of the original sexual harassment claims by Trump as part of an article investigating Trump’s continuing support of Roy Moore.
Moore is a Republican senate candidate who is facing accusations by women of sexual harassment – possibly even sexual assault. The major focus of her piece on Trump and Moore is why would Trump continue to support a candidate with such a bruised background.
Ms. Haberman wrote the following regarding President Trump, “But something deeper has been consuming Mr. Trump. He sees the calls for Mr. Moore to step aside as a version of the response to the now-famous ‘Access Hollywood’ tape, in which he boasted about grabbing women’s genitalia, and the flood of groping accusations against him that followed soon after. He suggested to a senator earlier this year that it was not authentic, and repeated that claim to an adviser more recently.”
Trump’s denial of the 2016 accusations against him has not gone unnoticed. In fact, Vaughn Sterling of the CNN production team jumped on this new information and reached out to Ms. Haberman to qualify that Trump’s denial is, in fact, previously unreported. Ms, Haberman replied in the affirmative to Sterling’s inquiry and added that Trump’s denial of the accusations began in January 2017 and had as of yet to be publicly reported.
Obviously, Trump’s denial is a major morsel of news – in addition to the daily mismanagement of political affairs by Trump’s White house team and family. The lack of acceptance of responsibility for past actions by Trump, especially in regards to his actions and words towards women, illustrate the personal character of Trump.
He continues to display an attitude of self importance. This attitude will no doubt guide his response toward other political figures who have been accused of the same sort of behaviors. In essence, he sees nothing wrong with it – he forgives it and will continue to support politicians who have discriminated and abused women.