Even though he was caught on tape boasting of committing sexual assault, of the at least 16 women who have accused Trump of doing exactly what he said he did, the president has said, “[T]otally fake news. It’s just fake. It’s fake. It’s made-up stuff, and it’s disgraceful,” adding, “100% fabricated and made-up charges.” Enough voters, including 51% of the white women who voted, sided with Trump to elect him leader of the free world.
However, as more and more #MeToo accusers are stepping forward to topple powerful men who until now have harassed and assaulted women with impunity, the call for similar consequences to befall the President are growing louder. Today, some of his accusers came forward to remind the nation that the man who victimized them must be held accountable regardless of his position.
“I feel this issue has been ‘on hold’ all year, but not forgotten,” says Trump accuser and People journalist, Natasha Stoynoff. “It’s been simmering on the stove with the lid on, like a pressure cooker. But now the heat’s on and it’s going to boil and the lid is going to blast off.”
According to People:
Norm Eisen, former chief White House ethics lawyer for President Barack Obama, says the lawsuit is ‘critically important’ because ‘the president’s alleged offenses against women, of sexual harassment, sexual assault, are very serious, much more serious than many of those that have resulted in people losing their jobs.’
Republicans, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, have withdrawn their support for Alabama Senate candidate, Roy Moore, who has been accused by numerous women of molesting and attempting to rape them when they were teenagers. However, no Republican leader has yet demonstrated the moral courage to say they believe Trump’s accusers, despite having heard him say that he grabs women by their genitalia and forcibly kisses them.
Trump has spoken often of dating young girls and has made sexual allusions to his own daughter Ivanka Trump.
— Shannon Watts (@shannonrwatts) November 16, 2017
But his own party doesn’t seem to believe him or his accusers, or perhaps they just care more about stealing from the rich to give to the poor to do anything about the President who has been accused of child rape.
Trump accuser, Melinda McGillivray said, “It’s disturbing that many of Trump’s diehard supporters are so stubborn that they can’t seem to come to terms with the reality that their president is just as guilty as Roy Moore.”
Like lobsters in boiling water, Trump’s supporters try to escape an inevitable fate. But when the lid finally blows off, it’s likely to eject the President from the Oval Office.