Erin Burnett has reported in the following CNN video that Donald Trump made a pass at Burnett’s friend, with the claims that the event happened to Erin’s friend in 2010 — as Burnett reports, during a time when Trump was already married to Melania Trump. Speaking with Scottie Nell Hughes, Erin read her unnamed friend’s statement, claiming that Trump also took Tic Tacs, as her friend recounted to Burnett — and offered Erin’s friend Tic Tacs as well. Then Trump leaned in and kissed the woman, reported Burnett, a move from Trump that Erin said was completely unexpected by Burnett’s friend.
As seen in the above video from CNN — which has been viewed nearly 500,000 times on Facebook in four hours — Erin describes what Burnett says her friend underwent while in Trump’s presence. First Erin explained to Scottie why Burnett was playing the portion of the Trump tape that spoke of Trump taking Tic Tacs before leaning in and kissing beautiful women without Trump gaining permission to do so from the beautiful women.
“I know a woman who heard that line today and it stopped her in her tracks. I’ve known this woman for years. She told me that when she heard this, she could only think of one thing, and that is what Donald Trump did to her.”
Erin then went on to read her unnamed friend’s words directly from a statement.
“With the Tic Tacs. She said Donald Trump took Tic Tacs and suggested I take them also. ‘He then leaned in’ — I’m reading this — ‘catching me off guard and kissed me almost on the lips. I was really freaked out. After, Trump asked me to come into his office alone. I figured I could handle myself. Anyway, once in his office, he kept telling me how special I am and gave me a cell phone and asked me to call him. I ran the hell out of there. That was in 2010, he was married at the time.'”
Whereas the Trump video with Billy Bush that leaked on Friday was recorded in 2005 — and featured Trump bragging about trying to hit on a “Nancy” that many publications state is Nancy O’Dell — there wasn’t a clear point of reference for the time period of when Trump actually tried to hit on the married O’Dell, although Nancy married her husband in 2005. As reported by the Daily Mail, Nancy was married more than once — so it isn’t clear when Trump’s come-on to O’Dell actually occurred.
As seen in the above photo, Trump posed with his soon-to-be wife at the time, Melania Knauss, when Melania and Donald arrived at a charity event in New York. It was April 24, 2004, when Donald and Melani posed for the photo onboard the Queen Mary 2.
Donald and Melania would eventually marry on Saturday, January 22, 2005, in Palm Beach, Florida. Palm Beach was the same location mentioned in Donald’s shocking tape that leaked on Friday, with Trump mentioning a married woman in Palm Beach whom he tried to bed. It would be more than five years after the wedding of Melania and Donald — in 2010 — when Erin’s friend would experience her own unwanted kissing advances from Donald, as reported by Burnett.
According to the Huffington Post, Burnett revealed the news about Trump hitting on her friend in Burnett’s report on Friday night.
“Erin Burnett describes friend’s experience with Donald Trump: He ‘took tic-tacs…and kissed me almost on the lips.’ Erin Burnett tells the story of her friend who was ‘freaked out’ by Donald J. Trump.”
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