Bombshells Exploding And Trump Responds With Predictable Baloney
How sweet it is to hope that a group of women will hopefully cause the final downfall of trump, he who bragged about grabbing pussy and having any woman he wanted.
Delilah took down Samson, Salome eliminated Mark and Catherine the Great got the better of Peter III. Now, add Liz Cheney, Cassidy Hutchinson, Ruby Freeman and Wandrea “Shaye” Moss to the list, all women who may prove the welcome downfall of trump, the modern day mad king.
Cheney, a rogue Republican at the top of trump’s hit list, is the brave co-chair of the bipartisan, House committee investigating the Jan. 6 rebellion by trump supporters. Cassidy Hutchinson, the 25-year-old, former chief aide to former trump chief of staff, Mark Meadows, braved trumpian retribution by offering testimony that rocked the house of trump to the core. And Wandrea “Shaye” Moss and her mother Ruby Freeman put it all on the line when they testified how trump’s vicious personal attacks and false claims that they were fixing vote counts in Georgia had ruined their lives and left them scared of going out.
This is the trump, the male chauvinist bigot, extraordinaire, who said about Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina, “Look at that face! Would anyone vote for that? Can you imagine that, the face of our next president?”
And about Sen. Elizabeth Warren, “Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive US Senators, has a nasty mouth.”
His comments about Journalist Megyn Kelly, “You could see there was blood coming out of her eyes. Blood coming out of her wherever.”
And about E. Jean Carroll, who has accused trump of sexual assault, “No 1, she’s not my type. No 2, it never happened. It never happened, OK?”
And there were his comments about Rosie O’Donnell, “She’s a slob. How does she even get on television? If I were running The View, I’d fire Rosie. I’d look her right in that fat, ugly face of hers and say, ‘Rosie, you’re fired.’”
Trump, you may just eat all of your words for the main course at Sing Sing.
Trump wears his chauvinism like a badge but his reactions to the latest head-spinning revelations against him are getting threadbare and boring. Trump should get another comment writer.
This is what trump came back with after fearless Cassidy Hutchinson testified about the food-throwing, car commandeering, wannabe dictator’s dishonesty, scheming, unhingedness and outright craziness.
“I hardly know who this person, Cassidy Hutchinson, is, other than I heard very negative things about her (a total phony and ‘leaker’), and when she requested to go with certain others of the team to Florida after my having served a full term in office, I personally turned her request down,” Trump responded on his less than wildly successful, Truth Social site. “Why did she want to go with us if she felt we were so terrible? I understand that she was very upset and angry that I didn’t want her to go, or be a member of the team. She is bad news!”
Trump apparently was saying that Hutchinson was angry because she wasn’t asked to join his relocation team from the White House after he was dispossessed.
How preposterous for trump to say he didn’t know her? Hutchinson traveled constantly with Meadows on Air Force One, answering his calls, and getting texts from members of Congress. Key members of the White House staff who wanted to get a message to Trump or Meadows often went through her. Trump didn’t know her? Baloney.
Hutchinson said that after his speech urging protestors to march on the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, that trump was in the presidential limousine and demanded to be taken to the Capitol building to join the demonstrators. When the Secret Service Agent told trump that it was too dangerous, trump grabbed the steering wheel and then lunged at the agent.
Hutchinson also testified that in early December 2020, trump was livid that Attorney General William Barr said the election had not been stolen or rigged with phony ballots. In anger, the tantrum-throwing former president smashed a porcelain plate against the dining room wall at the White House and Hutchinson said she and the White House valet had to clean up the mess.
About the claims of wildly trying to commandeer the presidential limousine, trump said “Wouldn’t even have been possible to do such a ridiculous thing.” Trump called the allegation “sick and fraudulent, very much like the Unselect Committee itself.”
Responding to the tossing of the plate incident, trump said, “Her story of me throwing food is also false…and why would SHE have to clean it up, I hardly knew who she was?”
Hutchinson further testified under oath that Trump was “furious” that many supporters at the pre-insurrection rally would not enter because they had weapons and didn’t want to pass through magnetometers, also known as “mags,” that were being used to screen for weapons.
“I don’t f***ing care that they have weapons,” Hutchinson claimed she heard Trump tell the Secret Service. “They’re not here to hurt me. Take the f***ing mags away. Let my people in. They can march to the Capitol from here.”
To this trump said he did not “want or request that we make room for people with guns to watch my speech. Who would ever want that? Not me! Besides, there were no guns found or brought into the Capitol Building. So where were all of these guns?” There may have been no guns, but there were spears and other nifty weapons among the insurrectionists.
Looking back, trump has used similar tactics to try and defuse accusations or attack critics and more often than not, the ploys have worked. Sometimes trump has denied reality by either saying the event never happened or minimizing it or threatening to sue if allegations were not retracted.
On Oct. 7, 2016, one month before the presidential election, a video and accompanying article was published about then-presidential candidate trump and television host Billy Bush having “an extremely lewd conversation about women” in 2005. Trump and Bush were in a bus on their way to film an episode of Access Hollywood, when trump is seen and heard describing his attempt to seduce a married woman and indicated he might start kissing a woman that he and Bush were about to meet. He added, “I don’t even wait. And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything. … Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything.”
Trump’s response: “This was locker room banter, a private conversation that took place many years ago. Bill Clinton has said far worse to me on the golf course — not even close. I apologize if anyone was offended.”
At least 18 women have accused trump of inappropriate behavior, including allegations of sexual harassment or sexual assault. All but two c made their accusation public before or during trump’s first run for the White House. Trump called the claims “false accusations” made by “four or five women who got paid to make up stories about me.”
“I mean, they made false statements about me, knowing they were false. I never met them. I never met these people. And, what did they do? What did they do? They took money in order to say bad things,” Trump said. “I’ve had many false charges; I had a woman sitting in an airplane and I attacked her while people were coming onto the plane. And I have a number-one bestseller out? I mean it was total phony story. There are many of them.”
Temple Taggart was the 21-year-old Miss Utah and was a hopeful Miss USA in 1997 when trump, who owned the pageant at the time, approached and kissed her “directly on the lips.”
“I don’t even know who she is,” Trump said, dismissively. “She claims this took place in a public area. I never kissed her. I emphatically deny this ridiculous claim.” Sound familiar?
Rachel Crooks told the New York Times that she was a secretary who worked at Trump Tower in 2005, when she first met trump, who shook her hand, then kissed her on the cheeks and then on the lips, while outside an elevator. Crooks lost a 2018 bid for a seat in the Ohio state legislature and continued to repeat her accusations against trump. She was featured in The Washington Post, prompting Trump to tweet back.
“A woman I don’t know and, to the best of my knowledge, never met, is on the FRONT PAGE of the Fake News Washington Post saying I kissed her (for two minutes yet) in the lobby of Trump Tower 12 years ago. Never happened! Who would do this in a public space with live security cameras running. Another False Accusation,” prevaricated trump.
Trump has been equally patronizing about books that showed him in a poor light, as in a memoir by former press secretary Stephanie Grisham, who quit in protest after the Jan. 6 riot. Sounding very much like Cassidy Hutchinson, Grisham wrote of Trump’s “terrifying” temper.
“When I began to see how his temper wasn’t just for shock value or the cameras, I began to regret my decision to go to the West Wing,” Grisham wrote.
In true, sick trumpian fashion, the ex-president said, “Stephanie didn’t have what it takes and that was obvious from the beginning. She became very angry and bitter after her break up and as time went on she was seldom relied upon, or even thought about. She had big problems and we felt that she should work out those problems for herself. Now, like everyone else, she gets paid by a radical left-leaning publisher to say bad and untrue things.”
Trump had a classic response to Attorney General William Barr’s comments in 2021 that the trump’s claims about election fraud were “bullshit.” Barr also confirmed that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell called on him to get Trump under control.
To which, trump came back with “the American people no longer believe their vote matters because spineless RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) like Bill Barr and Mitch McConnell did nothing.”
Trump said he had been “weary of the fact that he (Barr) had roots in the Bush administration and that he was nothing more than an establishment player. I took a lot of flak early on for calling out Barr, but, ultimately, I was proven right.”
On June 22, 2020, trump responded to a new book by John Bolton, the former National Security Advisor, who wrote that trump had said that journalists should be jailed and then executed.
“He made it up,” trump said. “He’s a liar. I fired him. I got him out. He was no good, only want to do is bomb people. But he was terrible. He had no personality. He had no warmth.”
Next up for trump’s bloviating was his niece, Mary Trump, who wrote a critical, best selling memoir in 2020 in which she said that trump “is utterly incapable of leading this country and it’s dangerous to allow him to do so … based on what I’ve seen my entire adult life.”
Trump got back at his niece by calling her “a very scarred person. She was not much of a family person. I would’ve never said that except she writes a book that’s so stupid and so vicious and it’s a lie.”
To any sane person who has followed trump, it is excruciatingly clear that he is an egomaniac who has put his own fortunes far ahead of the nation. But the followers of the trump cult will likely be with him to the end as he will not let up on his attacks on the media while the right wing media willingly spreads his lies.
A June 29 story in Breitbart News, long a far right, trump supporter, responded to a N.Y. Times story about the “bombshells” heard at the latest House hearing. It said some of the allegations “were soon debunked, some of which remain dubious, and some of which were just a repetition of things that were already common knowledge or that other witnesses had already told the investigation.”
That was not quite the way I saw it.