This is a big story if true but will anyone hold the New York Times to account?
The New York Times published a hit piece on Donald Trump this past Saturday and one of the women quoted, model Rowena Brewer Lane, said she was misquoted, taken out of context, and the entire interview was spun.
If the Times taped it, we should get the true story one way or the other. She could be feeling buyer’s remorse for buying into the NY Times, however, what she is saying now conforms to what she has said in previous interviews.
The Times article opened saying that Rowena Brewer was invited to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago 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.
The Times wrote, “Mr. Trump had the power, and the women did not. He had celebrity. He had wealth. He had connections.” The insinuations were obvious.
The Times went on to describe the incident as “a debasing face-to-face encounter between Mr. Trump and a young woman he hardly knew.”
The NY Times writer made her look like a victim.
“They spun it to where it appeared negative. I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump,” Ms. Lane told “Fox & Friends.”
“He never made me feel like I was being demeaned in any way,” she said, calling the article “very upsetting.”
“The New York Times told us several times that they would make sure that my story that I was telling came across … that it would not be a hit piece,” she said. “That my story would come across the way that I was telling it … and it absolutely was not.”
Lane said she did in fact meet Trump at that pool party, but said he had simply offered her a swimsuit – she said “okay,” since she hadn’t brought one.
As for Trump’s comment about her being “stunning,” she said, “I was actually flattered” by that, not demeaned. “That’s what I told the Times and they spun it completely differently.”
She described the now-presumptive GOP presidential nominee as a “gentleman” and said she planned to support him in the election.
Fox News pundit Charles Krauthammer said if this is the best the New York Times can do, “It’s time to plan for the inauguration”.