Like Donald Trump or not, the unbalanced hit pieces against him would have been posted against any Republican. Look what they did to Mitt Romney with his near perfect character. We hope to add some balance.
There has been a blizzard of condemnation and attacks against Donald Trump and it’s only just begun. There are no corresponding attacks on his opponent who is under FBI investigation and who has a money laundering charity.
An article in the New York Times published Saturday, was clearly a hit piece against the GOP presidential candidate. They said they conducted more than 50 interviews with persons male and female who have interacted with the billionaire businessman socially or worked with him but there were about 8 or 9 discussed and some were very sketchy.
Trump has responded on Twitter.
Trump said that he gave them the names of women he helped bury the New York Times ignored it.
Everyone is laughing at the @nytimes for the lame hit piece they did on me and women.I gave them many names of women I helped-refused to use
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 15, 2016
“Unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary of the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women and unsettling workplace conduct” seem to have been part and parcel of Trump’s behavior over the past four decades, according to the report.
One story is of a model Rowena Brewer who was invited to his Mar-a-Laga estate and, after knowing her for 10 minutes, he asked her to put on a bikini which she did. He said, “Wow” and took her around, showing her off.
They were both single and she was 26-years old but the Times wrote, Mr. Trump had the power, and the women did not. He had celebrity. He had wealth. He had connections.
At 26 years, she knew what she was doing and he didn’t threaten her or intimidate her according to all reports but the Times is insinuating just that.
They don’t tell the whole story but The Daily Mail did. They “hit it off” as Ms. Brewer said, and they became a couple for a few months, which she called an “exciting” and “wonderful time.” She also told ‘Inside Edition’ he was “more gentle” in person. He told her mother she [Rowena] was “beautiful” which she found “sweet”. They broke up because their jobs pulled them apart.
She didn’t like being in the public eye either but she seems to have changed her mind about that.
In mid-April she said she remembers Trump fondly, but when Insider Edition asked if she would vote for him, she wasn’t sure.
“Jury’s still out on that,” she said. “Do I think he’s a good contender for president? Yes.”
The Times article repeated Megyn Kelly’s information when she asked her now-famous question about his treatment of women during the first debate.
“That must be a pretty picture, you dropping to your knees,” he told a female contestant on “The Celebrity Apprentice.” Rosie O’Donnell, he said, had a “fat, ugly face.” A lawyer who needed to pump milk for a newborn? “Disgusting,” he said.
Kelly was treated harshly by Trump but she did tell people she was going to take him down.
The Times didn’t tell the entire story about Rosie.
In 2006, when Trump decided not to fire Miss USA Tara Conner after revelations of drug use, underage drinking and sexual activities, the co-owner of the Miss USA pageant brought on some criticism.
“I’ve always been a believer in second chances. Tara is a good person. Tara has tried hard. Tara is going to be given a second chance,” Trump said on December 19. Conner was allowed to keep her crown but had to go to rehab.
The next day O’Donnell, who was a co-host of “The View” at the time, criticized his decision, saying that she doesn’t “enjoy” Trump and said he went bankrupt — a claim Trump continues to deny, most recently at Thursday’s GOP debate.
She added that Trump is “not a self-made man” but a “snake-oil salesman on Little House On The Prairie,” and she proceeded to slam his multiple marriages: “[He] left the first wife — had an affair. [He] had kids both times, but he’s the moral compass for 20-year-olds in America. Donald, sit and spin, my friend.”
Following those comments, Trump fired back at the comedian and told People Magazine that O’Donnell is “a real loser” and “a woman out of control.”
“You can’t make false statements. Rosie will rue the words she said,” referencing her claims that he went bankrupt. “I’ll most likely sue her for making those false statements — and it’ll be fun. Rosie’s a loser. A real loser. I look forward to taking lots of money from my nice fat little Rosie.”
The Times traveled back to 1964 to find a student who went to school with The Donald who said, “Donald was extremely sensitive to whether or not the women he invited to campus were pretty,” recalled George White, a fellow student in the class of 1964.
“For Donald,” he added, “it’s display.”
He was a playboy in the 1960’s the report claims.
Another who knew him and his father in the 1970s said his father was “unyielding” and was old-fashioned in his treatment of women.
When he took over the Miss Universe Organization, Temple Taggart, the 21-year-old Miss Utah, was startled when he “kissed me directly on the lips. I thought, ‘Oh my God, gross.'”
“He was married to Marla Maples at the time [they were divorcing because of her alleged cheating]. I think [‘think’ being the operative word] there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like ‘Wow, that’s inappropriate.’”
The Times didn’t mention that in 1997, she trumpeted Trump’s attention as the headlines noted. “I was most overwhelmed when Donald Trump came to me. He’d talked with me throughout the week saying he was very impressed with my look,” she said. At the ball he introduced her to a hairstylist for New York’s Elite Modeling Agency who had served as one of the judges. “I was really excited at the time, but you can’t be really excited until you get a job.”
She said he kissed her several times in Trump Tower, the Times reported Saturday, and wanted her to lie about her age.
Trump said it didn’t happen.
The Times said, he once wanted to know from one contestant if another was “hot.”
Ms. Res, Trump’s construction executive, remembered a meeting in which she and Mr. Trump interviewed an architect for a project in the Los Angeles area. Out of the blue, she said, Mr. Trump evaluated the fitness of women in Marina del Rey, Calif. “They take care of their asses,” he said.
The PC crowd must be appalled and cringing at these words but they don’t care if rap music boasts of “bitch slapping a ho” or “killing a cop”.
Res was more balanced in a WaPo article raving about his promotion of women.
“He wasn’t discriminatory against women that I saw,” said Res, in her 60s and owner of a construction consultancy when she spoke to WaPo.
Res said Trump was “brave” to hire her when few women were in the business. But like many men of the era, she said, “he was sexist; he made comments and stuff like that.”
She was angry with him when he once said, “ ‘You like your candy,’ ” she recalled him telling her. “It was him reminding me that I was overweight.”
He once said to her, “I know you’re a woman in a man’s world. And while men tend to be better than women, a good woman is better than 10 good men.” … He thought he was really complimenting me, she said.
It was probably true of the people he was hiring at the time.
Res also said she was underpaid because she was a woman.
In the early 1990s, Barbara J. Fife, a deputy mayor under David N. Dinkins, New York’s mayor in the early 1990s, and a far-left Democrat herself, quoted him as saying, “I have this great date tonight with a model for Victoria’s Secret,” Ms. Fife recalled him telling her.
“I saw it as immature, quite honestly,” she said.
This comment and all of the comments are in fact hearsay.
The Times rehashed the Ivana Trump was raped by her husband story which she has denied and has as much as said the story was fabricated to squeeze him during the divorce.
Then there was Alicia Machado who won the 1996 Miss Universe title and gained weight but felt he publicly shamed her.
Mr. Trump said he had pushed her to lose weight. “To that, I will plead guilty,” he said, expressing no regret for his tactics.
She claims she needed 20 years of therapy to overcome this insult to which one might ask, “Are you frakin’ kidding me?”
Lots of gossip, several anecdotal events which may or may not be true, but is this proof of a pattern of bad behavior against women and can we take these comments from the 1960s through the 1990s as seriously as they want us to take them? You decide.
This isn’t really journalism in some peoples’ minds, it’s the telling of tales.
Ben Carson says this is why no one trusts the media.