Donald Trump on the women who accused him of sexual assault: ‘It’s totally fake news’

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On the one-year anniversary of the infamous Access Hollywood-Trump/Billy Bush tape going public, many journalists marked the moment by doing retrospectives of all of the women who accused Donald Trump of groping them, harassing them and assaulting them. One of the accusers has just sued the Trump campaign for all of their records on the discussions of and money spent on the sexual assault accusations. I doubt much will come of it, but we have to start somewhere. Besides the anniversary of the tape, many people have been talking about Trump’s history of sexual predation because it seems so similar to Harvey Weinstein’s history. If anything, Weinstein has paid a heavier price more immediately for the allegations than Trump ever has.

Anyway, Trump had a disorganized, impromptu “press conference” with Mitch McConnell in the Rose Garden yesterday. A lot of dumb stuff happened and someone got a question in about that lawsuit for his campaign records. Here are some various words:

On the allegations of sexual assault: “All I can say is it’s totally fake news — just fake. It’s fake, it’s made-up stuff. And it’s disgraceful what happens. That happens in the world of politics.”

On Mitch McConnell: “We’re probably now closer than ever before. My relationship with this gentleman is outstanding.”

Why he hasn’t called the families of the soliders killed in Niger: “I’ve written [the soldiers’ families] personal letters. They’ve been sent — or they’re going out tonight but they were written during the weekend…. I will at some point during the period of time call the parents and the families because I have done that traditionally. I felt very, very badly about that; I always feel bad. The toughest calls I have to make are the calls where this happens, soldiers are killed. It’s a very difficult thing. Now, it gets to a point where you make four or five of them in one day, it’s a very, very tough day. For me that’s by far the toughest. So, the traditional way, if you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls, a lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I’m able to do it.”

[From THR & WaPo]

Re: calling a dozen accusers “fake news.” If only Harvey Weinstein had thought of that, eh? How f–king dismissive. It’s beyond dismissive – he actually calls them “disgraceful,” like how dare they come forward and talk about how he assaulted them? “That happens in the world of politics.” O RLY? But he wasn’t a politician when he was assaulting women. He was a C-list celebrity.

Re: Trump whining about how f–king tough his life is. “Now, it gets to a point where you make four or five of them in one day, it’s a very, very tough day.” Is there anything that this pathetic white man will not whine about? And all of that is a f–king lie anyway – Obama called the families of soldiers KIA throughout his presidency. And he wrote letters. And he paid his respects to the returning coffins at Dover.

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  1. minx says:

    When a reporter later questioned him about the Obama statement he made a typical convoluted, deranged word salad. He’s a liar who gives himself away by explaining too much, giving too much fake detail (“I wrote the letters, they’ve been sent or will be sent later tonight.”)

    • Handwoven says:

      He lies like a 4 year old but also like a 14 year old, you know?
      It’s kind of interesting from a psychological perspective.

      Very small children lies to push the boundaries of the world as they understand it. It teaches them that their parents aren’t omnipresent gods. It gives them an understanding of truth/reality/etc.

      Teenagers lie to get out of trouble, or to push their parents, or to get better at story telling; their excuses are usually easily-picked-apart crap.

      Adults lie in a much different way, with planned pivots and deflections and etc.

      Trump either lies like a small child -
      “Did you brush your teeth?”
      “No you didn’t, I was right here and I didn’t hear the water running”

      Or like a teenager:
      “Why do you smell like alcohol”
      “Uh. A guy walked by me. And he was holding a Mike’s Hard Lemonade. And uh, he tripped. And he spilled it on me. And some accidentally got in my mouth”.

      But not like an adult, because he never had to learn to.

    • DSW says:

      When I saw him saying that the letters were sent or will be sent out tonight, it reminded of a deadbeat telling their creditor “the check is in the mail”.

  2. Lolo86lf says:

    Donald Trump is a disgusting cynical pathological hypocritical liar! Is there anyone in the country who believes him anymore? Even his supporters are beginning to realize the caliber of this man.

    • Belle Epoch says:

      I can’t imagine how anyone could believe him! But I bet his base still does. It just defies all understanding how anyone could possibly look up to this guy, who has failed at everything he has ever done and was something like a billion dollars in debt when he went to the Russians. The Washington Post keeps a running list of his lies in their Fact Checker.

      PS Does Puerto Rico count as a real disaster now that hundreds of people are dead?

    • smcollins says:

      Unfortunately there are those that still support him, a friend of my husband being one of them. Pretty much all he posts on FB are stupid memes about how horrible & stupid liberals are and how great Trump is. Had to block seeing his posts because it’s so rage-inducing. I know my husband is on the verge of writing him off, which really upsets him because they’ve been friends for almost 20 years.

      • Alix says:

        One of the weirder things about Trumpet(te)s is that they seem to think everyone else is still refuting the election results. We get it, he (sorta technically) won. He’s in office. And making a shambles of it. THAT’s the point.

      • Esmom says:

        I’m not sure if they even believe how great Trump is, they just seem to love to shove him in people’s faces simply because they’re on the “winning” side. Pure, knee-jerk, partisan politics based on nothing but sound bites and actual fake news. I saw a headline yesterday called something like “Why facts don’t change people’s minds.” I was too exhausted to read the article but it got me hoping that maybe psychologists or someone is figuring out how to break through the noise with real, substantive messages.

    • H says:

      No, they are not. Talked to a long time friend this weekend. White New Yorker, registered Democrat. Her parents are immigrants and she voted for the Orange Cheeto (as did most of her educated, registered Democratic family). She doubled down on 45. Said late night talk show hosts are “ripping him apart like no other president”. When I reminded her about SNL’s history of making fun of presidents, going back to Chevy Chase’s impression of Gerald Ford…her reply: “that’s different.”

      No, she kept defending him. Now she’s hates Pence and Congress too, but gives 45 a pass because he’s “trying.” Yeah, no. F that noise. I’m seriously thinking about not talking to her anymore. She said she doesn’t want “Shira Law” in this country! I can’t deal with that type of delusional and racist thinking. I got no time for racists who’ve drunk the Kool-aid.

      • Annetommy says:

        He’s trying? He’s very very trying. And what a weird explanation for support. As if he was someone attempting to give up smoking who kept lapsing. “Well he’s trying”. But then his agenda is so vile I don’t want him succeeding.

      • Handwoven says:

        Complaints about Sharia law are hilarious too.
        Ohhhh know what are you afraid of?
        That someone wants to restrict religion to just one? And stop people from speaking out or protesting in any way? And restrict women’s rights? Yeah we really need to worry about them muslims doing that, right?

      • Chloe says:

        This ^^ I come from a family of very educated upper middle class Fox News viewers and they are beyond themselves at how unfair the media treats him, when he’s “just trying to to fix the country because he really cares and the liberal media won’t give him fair coverage.”

        Also, it’s all about “personal responsibility” except that it’s all the liberals fault. F them all.

      • Christin says:

        I am surrounded by upper middle class / executive types, and I am hearing them blame the media for blowing things out of proportion and/or giving Tweetolini a hard time. They want those tax cuts and the already generous estate limit completely gone so their heirs can benefit.

  3. Nicole says:

    One woman said GWB listened to her curse him out and scream at him after brother was killed. Held her the entire time. Obama always called and wrote personal letters. Heck he did that to random citizens countless times.
    I also wonder if they changed the wedding announcement letter yet. For months it still had Obama’s signature

  4. Juls says:

    I broke down and sobbed after reading the America Ferrera post. I have been too enraged to cry until this point. Now, after this Drump post, I am back to enraged and I truly think my head is going to explode. I am on the brink, hanging by a thread at this point. Thank you for this CB community, it truly helps my mental health.

  5. Rapunzel says:

    So, all these accusers are lying? Statistically speaking, that’s highly unlikely. But Trump doesn’t let facts deter him.

  6. ELX says:

    I’d actually respect him a little if he just dropped the pretense and admitted he has no finer feelings. As in, “As an amoral sociopath, I have delegated family contact to the SecDef.”

  7. HH says:

    I saw a great tweet the other day that said the media now just needs to call a lie exactly that: a lie. He’s a liar. I remember the media being really careful with semantics because lying implies one actually knows and acknowledges what is truth. Many times Trump simply doesn’t care about truth. He just talks and says things to make himself look good with a flagrant disregard for whether it’s trur or not. At this point, intent no longer matters. Call him a liar.

  8. jferber says:

    This man is a blight on the sun. He is a fake president. What a travesty after the grandeur of a man like Obama. I weep with sorrow and shame for our country.

  9. Alix says:

    You know, when multiple troops are KIA and the loss devastates their families, it makes HIS day a lot harder, you know! It’s tough for HIM, HIM, HIM!

  10. Beth says:

    I hate him more every day! He claimed that no other president ever contacted families, and he was the first. When he was told about Bush and Obama, he used the excuse that it was other people who told him that Obama and Bush hadn’t talked to any families. Were these “alternative facts” or was he himself giving the “fake news”?

  11. QueenB says:

    Its probably better to receive a letter and not having to listen to his ramblings after losing a family member.

    • Esmom says:

      Seriously. There is no possible way I’d meet with him if I were a family member.

    • Erica_V says:

      Right? Like haven’t the families suffered enough and now they have to talk to you? Ugh no thank you.

    • Christin says:

      There is no way I would want to converse with someone so self-absorbed and hollow. It’s the last thing a grieving family member needs. Emotions are raw enough, without having to deal with uncaring idiots.

      I remember how my aunt announced, “We have problems, too” when learning my Dad was not going to make it after I found him unresponsive and he’d been taken to hospital. I could not believe someone could be so heartless and self-absorbed to make “bad news” a competition at that moment! Her “problems” included having to take care of her great-granddaughter that week. I cannot imagine what Tweeter would come up with to “console” the families.

  12. grabbyhands says:

    I never understood how veterans supported this assh*le to begin with, and I understand it even less when he makes statements like this – like, he is broadcasting that the only cares about how it affects HIM and that it is literally not his top priority to contact these families.

    About the only good thing about it was that he got fact checked live and he had to try and justify and explain lying about Obama not calling or contacting families during his presidency.

    • H says:

      @grabbyhands I’m a Gulf War vet. Most of us don’t support this twatwaffle. I’m on a lot of vet support groups and I’d say 2 in 10 vets (still) support him.

      Now currently military members? No idea, bet those numbers were higher. He talked about giving more to the military which they love and the military tends to have linear thinking individuals who follow orders and traditionally vote Republican.

      • grabbyhands says:

        Thank you for this. Sometimes in this whole mess it is hard to remember that he doesn’t actually have all the support he pretends to have. I have a friend who is a ex-Marine (Iraq War) and he tries to remind me of this as well.

        Also, twatwaffle is one of my favorite swears.

    • Mermaid says:

      Thank you for your service!!! I just don’t understand how people can still support him. There is no difference between him and Harvey Weinstein except that Harvey got fired. All of these women are lying and Trump is innocent while he is on tape bragging about sexual assault??? Please. Also, while I can’t stand him, Mitch McConnell looked like a hostage victim yesterday. His face!!!

    • Erica_V says:

      The excuse I’ve heard from military Moms/wives is “Benghazi”. They truly think Hillary personally knew what was going to happen and just left them to die and used that as their primary excuse to not vote for her.

  13. Lucy2 says:

    I can’t. I just can’t anymore, every damn day it’s something else, something worse.

    • Birdix says:

      We’re watching you Trump, from the apocalypse in the blue state of California. I understand that there’s disaster fatigue, but it’s still burning out here, more than 5000 homes and businesses, with a death toll that creeps higher each day. No one can breathe from the smoke; I almost threw up just now walking the dog. But Trump tweets nonsense and ignores the disaster.

      • AMA1977 says:

        It’s unconscionable. Every single day, he shocks me with his complete and utter lack of decency or compassion. It slaps me in the face every day. I’m sorry that 45 is such a POS that he can’t muster the appearance of caring and talk about California. I’m sorry that he can’t be bothered to do anything well, or wholeheartedly, other than stir the racial pot, pick fights with everyone who crosses his path, insult disaster victims, and attempt to step on the First Amendment rights of athletes. He is an utter disgrace.

        I’m in Houston; we’re still cleaning up and moving on here, and I empathize so much with the exhaustion and sadness that California is mired in. I hope that Californians are able to help and support each other, and that assistance will be forthcoming from all corners of the country, because it’s shameful how this f***ing moron (thanks, Sec. Tillerson!) is abdicating his responsibilities to the people he is supposed to champion.

      • Christin says:

        I do not understand the indifference shown to these life-altering disasters. There is no excuse for wanting to play as if this is a reality show or a middle school insult match.

  14. Maria F. says:

    in a way i am glad that it was not his usual rant against Obama, but he also mentioned Bush and other presidents, because he basically went after somebody of his own party and criticism of his statement comes from people defending another Republican. So not just the ‘typical liberal snowflakes’.

    This lie was so despicable. It is mind boggeling how far he will go and how deep he will sink.

    History will not be kind to him.

  15. ArchieGoodwin says:

    He was golfing. Instead of meeting the plane, meeting the families, he was golfing.

  16. EOA says:

    I am pretty sure it was Obama who told him that making these calls is the toughest job a president has. He’s a disgrace who knows that history will judge him very poorly, especially when it comes to President Obama.

  17. RBC says:

    Okay, it is pretty clear that 45 wants to erase anything connected with President Obama. He still has a hate on for Hillary Clinton. But what I don’t get is why he is making a point to have everyone hate him? Everyday it seems he says or does something to make another group upset(too long a list to type) I understand as a politician you can’t have everyone like you but this is getting unreal. Like what is his end game? Instead of bringing the country together he seems to be creating more divisions.

  18. Jenna says:

    My only disagreement with this post is that you referred to this POS as a white man. He is a subhuman Cheeto.

  19. Bijou says:

    “They’ve been sent — or they’re going out tonight but they were written during the weekend…. I will at some point during the period of time call the parents and the families because I have done that traditionally.”

    Meaning he wasn’t going to send any letters or call, but now that someone has asked, he has to at least send letters. And as he has done traditionally? In the last year, or is he confusing himself with every other president??

    As for the “allegations”…Trump once again makes the plight of the abused all about himself. Tragic that men get accused of harrassment or assault, happens all the time, but only in politics.

  20. adastraperaspera says:

    Proof of his abuse of women and girls is going to come out. He has lived a debauched, depraved life, and you could have known this from reading tabloids in the 80s, like my Grandma did. Neither she, nor my mother (both huge celebrity buffs) would believe in a million years that he has slithered into the presidency.

  21. Nicole (the Cdn One) says:

    If you have not already, check out Gregg Popovich’s response to the Orange one on this issue. He actually called up the reporter and asked him to make sure he was on the record. This man is unafraid of the politics of coaching in the NBA and alienating the deplorables. He calls out Trump AND everyone who enables him. It is FIERCE!

    • Jayna says:

      I was getting ready to post Popovich’s response. It helped me calm down last night and go to sleep.
      He’s right. Trump is a “soulless coward.”

      He is so spot on, This first sentence says it all about Trump, and he’s proven that time and time again. How can people not see that he is not a man of dignity and strength. He is a pompous asshole who believes belittling others makes him appear tough and a leader. The man lies all the time.

      I agree with everything he said in the link. But right on with this part addressing Trump’s bizarre statements yesterday. Hell, yeah, he nailed the little orange man-baby.

      “This man in the Oval Office is a soulless coward who thinks that he can only become large by belittling others. This has of course been a common practice of his, but to do it in this manner—and to lie about how previous presidents responded to the deaths of soldiers—is as low as it gets. We have a pathological liar in the White House, unfit intellectually, emotionally, and psychologically to hold this office, and the whole world knows it, especially those around him every day. The people who work with this president should be ashamed, because they know better than anyone just how unfit he is, and yet they choose to do nothing about it. This is their shame most of all.”

      • Kitten says:

        I love Pop but every time I hear him speak out I’m left feeling depressed at how few high-profile white men with access to a platform have spoken out against Trump. FAR more men of color have been vocal on the issue of Trump and his destructive administration which is unsurprising yet infuriating at the same time.

      • Nicole (the Cdn One) says:

        I agree Kitten, but the optimist in me says the more white men in positions of power see someone like Pop do it and be just fine, the better chance that they will find their own testicular fortitude and join in the chorus of voices speaking out against him.

      • Kitten says:

        Yes absolutely. I didn’t mean to be so negative–just my tendency these days…sigh.

        I truly appreciate what Popovich has to say and the way that he expresses himself. He’s not only outspoken, but he seems incredibly genuine and passionate about his feelings. We just need more of that and hopefully we will begin seeing a trend amongst white dudes to speak out.

    • nicole says:

      I agree with every word that man says, good on him for speaking the truth about that despicable excuse for a human being that is in the whitehouse.

    • Nicole (the Cdn One) says:

      Completely understandable Kitten. It’s not even my President and it depresses the hell out of me. I cannot even imagine how you must feel, but I’d like to believe we can all make a difference and hold each other up. Every small step in opposition is still a step and I know there will be a day when they add up to enough to make a real change. Hang in there!!

  22. Amelie says:

    Can we start using the insult pathetic white man? That includes most of Trump’s administration I feel.

  23. SM says:

    I am sure the orange one is not screaming fake news at the HW stories and not calling all the victims nasty women only because Harvey donated money to Hillary.

  24. Pansy says:

    You left off the part when he said “ask Gen. Kelly if Obama called him when his son died in Afghanistan.” Classy.

  25. Wren says:

    He actually admitted on tape to committing sexual assault on multiple occasions. End of story.

  26. why? says:

    Then The Dotard gets mad when he gets called a moron.

    Since The Dotard got called out for lying about Obama and previous presidents calling the families of fallen soldiers, The Dotard continued to tell more lies. Today The Dotard claimed that Obama didn’t call the families of the fallen soldiers by using John Kelly as an example. The Dotard said that Obama didn’t call John Kelly when his son died. This is why the press needs to stop saying that John Kelly is the adult in the WH. It appears that John Kelly is fueling the Dotard’s madness. Why would John Kelly allow The Dotard to use his son’s death to support the lie he told about Obama?

    Peter Alexander factchecked the Dotard’s claims about Obama and John Kelly and he said that the WH wouldn’t give him an answer and that someone off the record said that John Kelly and his wife were invited to a Gold Star family breakfast/luncheon and that John Kelly sat with Michelle Obama. Peter gave John Kelly too much credit, he said that he wants to sit down with Kelly and ask him how he feels about the Dotard using his son’s death to support his lie. John Kelly is just as complicit and unstable as everyone else in that WH, he is going to make excuses for the Dotard even though The Dotard hit an all time low my using his son’s death to save himself. Peter Alexander is missed a great opportunity. When asked if the Dotard only called the families today because Peter Alexander made a big deal about it yesterday, Peter Alexander tried to make excuses for the Dotard. A WH source(Sarah Huckabee) went to the press and told them that Obama didn’t call Jon Kelly when his son died.

    Why hasn’t twitter banned the Dotard yet?

    When enough going to be enough for the GOP? He trashed the mayor of SJ for asking for helping. He misrepresented take a knee. Now he is using the death of John Kelly’s son with John Kelly’s permission because for The Dotard to claim that Obama didn’t call John Kelly when his son died, Kelly had to have told him that.

    • why? says:

      When is enough going to be enough?

      Now the Dotard is making threats to McCain. The Dotard used injured and fallen soldiers to support his tweets about NFL players taking a knee during the NA, but then when given a chance to put his words into actions, he shows that he really doesn’t care about injured and fallen soldiers. He is just using them and it’s wrong. The press needs to be more vocal about The Dotard’s hypocrisy.

      The Dotard is also taking credit for “defeating” ISIS. I think that this is also a false positive. The Dotard is looking for a win and his administration is full of complicit people who are more concerned about praising the Dotard than in doing the right thing.

      Colin K is suing the NFL for collusion. What he should use as evidence is the Dotard’s words and interviews about how he had a hand in Colin K not being hired by the NFL teams.

      The current version of the Dotard’s Muslim ban has been blocked by a court in Hawaii. What is also odd is how the press won’t talk about the Muslim ban again and have appeased the Dotard by calling it a Travel Ban when they do get around to writing about it.

  27. Jerusha says:

    If this man were drawn and quartered and then dropped in boiling oil, it still wouldn’t be enough to satisfy me.

  28. why? says:

    The most disgusting thing was Melania’s interview in which she said that the women coming forward should be sued and that their statements about her husband’s harassment of them shouldn’t be believed until it had been vetted by the courts. Melania gives these speeches about cyberbullying, but how can anyone take her seriously when she launched her own campaign to bully the women who exposed her husband for harassment?

    The press also needs to take some blame. The Dotard said that he would never harass or inappropriately touch the women because they weren’t attractive enough. I don’t understand why the press let him get away with saying something like this. Why is the Dotard always talking about women’s looks when he looks so horrible?

    Then there is Ivanka. How can she keep saying that she and her father support women, when her father says horrible things about the women he harassed?

  29. raincoaster says:

    I have a dream.

    I dream that, just once before he dies (within the next week or so, preferably) Donald Trump really, truly understands, to the very core of his being, just who and what he is.

  30. why? says:

    Here is the moment of truth. Is John Kelly the adult in the WH or is John Kelly just as complicit and unstable as everyone else in the WH? If John Kelly is the adult in the WH, then he will either resign or issue a statement condemning the Dotard for using his son’s death to support the lie he told about Obama not calling the families of fallen soldiers.

  31. why? says:

    Why won’t twitter ban the Dotard?

    “So much Fake News being put in dying magazines and newspapers. Only place worse may be @NBCNews, @CBSNews, @ABC and @CNN. Fiction writers!”-The Dotard

    The press needs to do more pieces on The Dotard’s hypocrisy. Here he is making another comment about fake news after his lie about how Obama didn’t call the families of fallen soldiers.

    “Any increase in ObamaCare premiums is the fault of the Democrats for giving us a “product” that never had a chance of working.”-The Dotard

    That’s not what the insurance companies are saying. They said that the increase in premiums was due to uncertainty created by The Dotard and his administration.

    “.@POTUS spoke to the families of those KIA in Niger to offer condolences on behalf of the country. Their sacrifice will never be forgotten.”-Sarah

    Only because Peter Alexander brought it to everyone’s attention.

    • why? says:

      Notice, that when the Dotard gets extremely bad press (mainly due to his own bad decisions), the WH and Dotard try to change the subject by declaring that the Dotard defeated ISIS( I thought that they defeated ISIS when they took Mosul); is draining the swamp(The Dotard is making it look like it was his decision to make Marino and Price leave the WH); and making the stock market hit all time highs(the WH is filled with millionaires and billionaires who have not divested from their companies and then there are the Mercers, so the rises are false positives). The sad thing is that the press falls for it every time. There were a lot of reporters praising the Dotard for “defeating” ISIS.

  32. why? says:

    In his statement, Goodell said that their fans expect the players to stand for the NA. By fans, he means The Dotard and the bots that were tweeting the hashtags boycottNFL, takeaknee, and standforouranthem.

    Goodell also lied, he said only 6 players are protesting or taking a knee. Goodell is too busy trying to appease the Dotard instead of doing what is right for the men who sacrifices themselves for their teams.

    Goodell also said they didn’t discuss what would happen if an owner punishes players for kneeling.

  33. why? says:

    The Russians are trolling polls again. It was reported that 50% think that the press makes up fake news about the Dotard. Compare that to a poll 2 weeks ago that said that 67% think that The Dotard is a liar and believes the press over the Dotard.

    • why? says:

      It’s being reported that a common account that was being retweeted by Trump supporters was in fact a bot. When the press says that The Dotard has a 30% approval rating or that 98% of GOP voters support the Dotard, they need to stop and consider what percentage of those numbers are due to bots.