As Democratic legislators come out in droves calling for the President’s resignation over his nineteen sexual harassment accusations, more and more women are stepping forward to share their stories.
Piece by piece, the anecdotes paint a picture of a cartoonishly despicable lecher, a serial sexual predator who views women as objects that only exist to satisfy his own desires, whose bodies he is entitled to by virtue of his wealth and celebrity.
Stacia Robitaille, the CEO of foster youth charity Echoes of Hope and the wife of Los Angeles Kings Hall of Famer Luc Robitaille, joined the ever-growing ranks of women who have accused President Trump of inappropriate behavior with this story:
I was once on a elevator alone with @realDonaldTrump (& a man w/him) at Madison Square Gardens. He was aggressive & told me I was coming home with him. I laughed, stating I was married to a Ranger. He guaranteed me my husband didn’t make as much money as him. #ThisIsOurPresident
— Stacia Robitaille ???? (@StaciaRR) December 12, 2017
While there is not much evidence to back up this claim, it’s extremely believable because it describes behavior that Donald Trump has exhibited time and time and time again. He appears to have a particular fondness for cornering women in elevators.
Deriving his self-worth from the amount of money he has and childishly insistent on making sure that everybody knows it, President Trump is everything that is wrong with American society congealed in one tiny-fisted abomination, a golem of excess and ego formed from the stinking grease of Big Macs and the vapid chatter of cable television, the physical manifestation of toxic masculinity and the pernicious corruption of wealth.
Every story that comes out about Trump brings us one step closer to ridding ourselves of him once and for all. His appallingly sexist attack on Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) this morning makes it clear that her calls for him to resign over his accusations struck a nerve – and he’s scared.
He damn well should be. The firestorm that he has unleashed cannot be extinguished by the petulant tantrums of a demented monster.